This experiment aimed to evaluate the viability of utilizing several vegetal species, a vegetal cover in exclusive and consortium growing, sowed in spring. The experimental design was randomized blocks with three treatments, composed of sunnhemp, millet and sunnhemp + millet, with four replications. Considering the results, it may be concluded that sunnhemp in exclusive growing for vegetal cover is viable, with a dry matter production above 10 t ha -1 , the same observed for the consortium sunnhemp + millet, with dry matter production above 8 t ha -1 . Millet allowed higher dry matter growth and soil covering, recycling an appreciable quantity of nutrients, specially nitrogen; both millet and consortium sunnhemp + millet provided excellent soil covering, up to 60 days after corn sowing.
Cazetta, D. A., Fornasieri Filho, D., & Girotto, F. (2005). Composição, produção de matéria seca e cobertura do solo em cultivo exclusivo e consorciado de milheto e crotalária. Acta Scientiarum. Agronomy, 27(4). https://doi.org/10.4025/actasciagron.v27i4.1298