We don't have any information on any cultural practice or produciton
considerations for this approach in pumpkins but it is worth a try.
Furthermore, it will winterkill on its own and provide a nice ground
cover for erosion control.
Alice J. Jones, PhD
Ext. Erosion Control Specialist
Lincoln, NE 68583-0910
> We are interested in finding a cover crop which can be used in
> rhubarb production. This cover crop would be used during the
> first year (implantation of the rhubarb) to reduce soil erosion
> but mostly to compete perrenial weed grass (quackgrass). We are
> aiming to use the cover crop to prevent perrenial colonization of the
> field until rhubarb is able to compete, after a year. Did anyone
> have tried species in that situation, when and how was it seeded
> and what were the results ? The species would have to be winter killed
> after the season of implantation, so no mecanical control is required
> the following year.
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
> Eric Leger, agr. Bassin Versant