There are many excellent reasons for the cover crop and not one against it.
This often means much at the time of the year when the cover crop is sown.
Superphosphate, in light applications, has increased sod and cover crop growth.
If land is not intended for an immediate crop, put a cover crop on it.
The soil should be compact, and the seeding can be made in the spring with a cover crop, or in August by itself.
A practical way would be to plow deeply and harrow well in summer and sow a cover crop like rye and vetch or clover.
When possible a cover crop should be put on fall plowed land where there is likely to be loss of plant food by leaching.
As a cover crop or a mulch for orchards, it is in high favor, as the growth which it produces protects the roots of the same.
Thorough cultivation is practiced and the fall cover crop of oats, barley or clover is coming into favor.
A cover crop is so closely associated with tillage that it is usually considered a part of the system.