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What is Crop Cover & Benefits of Crop over

What’s is crop cover

” What’s is crop cover and how is it related to my health insurance ” you look stunned! Well, that canopy-like thing over the crop growing on farmer Shepherd’s land is what is called a crop cover! Its job is to protect crops from various environmental and biological hazards as you shall find out later.
A crop cover is not to be confused with ‘cover crop’, which is grown -harvest for replenishing the soil with nutrients post. A crop cover is an innovation in the field of agriculture, which is being adopted by cultivators worldwide to protect their crops from various threats.
It is a canopy that could well be considered a country-cousin of the trusty mulches that help your crop attain its full potential in terms of growth and high quality of the end-product. “Why do I need a crop cover, when my crops are growing absolutely fine?” you ask.
Let’s jog your memory a bit. Remember the time when the hail dislodged your wheat crop and the crop loss that you incurred on that account? Or the time when the rains were delayed and your other crop was on the verge of wilting because of excessive heat? You tried your best to keep them well-hydrated by irrigating them as often as you could, but still suffered losses.
Have you forgotten last year’s pest attack? Even that crop insurance that you bought did not help you as you are yet to get the compensation despite the fact that you have furnished all the requisite proofs and documents to validate your claim.
Do you still want to take chances? Probably no. So, you better buy a crop cover for your crop.  Made of UV-treated, non-woven fabric, these crop covers ensure that the farmers and horticulturists, who purchase them sleep well at night.
How? Well, a crop cover forms a protective canopy over your crops thereby creating a greenhouse effect that is so beneficial for the crops particularly in the early seeding and fruit sprouting stages.
As discussed before, these are slight extensions of the mulch that helps your plants grow well as these it prevent soil erosion, thereby ensuring that the plants or crops get adequate nourishment from the soil and that the fertilizers and pesticides are used optimally.
This helps the used soil repair considerably. Quite like a mulch, a crop cover helps prevent the growth of weeds near your cherished crop. This is another valid reason why you should go for it.
A crop cover prevents pests and insects from approaching the crops and fruits. It is particularly useful in protecting fruits from the onslaught of fruit flies and other female flies that often nest on fruits, thereby causing damage to the same.
Birds like parrots often like to gorge on raw mangoes and guavas, which spoils a majority of the crop. But if it is covered with a crop cover, there is hardly a chance that they would get to do so.
It also protect your plant from excessive heat and cold, thus preventing the damage likely to occur from it. It aids the off-season cultivation of certain crops by regulating the temperatures and sunlight to suit the needs of the plants.

Benefits of using a crop cover:

 

  1. Protects plants from weeds and pests
  2. Protects fruit from developing black spots and fungal infections
  3. Protects crop from birds, mosquitoes and fruit flies
  4. Prevents soil erosion
  5. Offers protection from the elements
  6. Is good for the well-rounded growth of plants
  7. Aids in off-season cultivation of crops
  8. Helps regulate the temperature and sunlight in accordance with the needs of the crops
  9. Aids early seeding and fruit sprouting

So, if you are looking forward to a healthy crop this year, stop dallying and start acting. Buy a crop cover and insure your plants against various threats to ensure that this year’s harvest far exceeds your own expectations. You’d never regret your decision once you start reaping rich financial rewards. Install Growit App to get all the information about modern farming 

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