Developing Best Practices for Cover Crops

Published online: Aug 04, 2017 Articles
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More and more growers are incorporating cover crops into their row crop systems. Seeding small grain or legume “green” crops in early fall can help growers achieve more consistent yields by:

  • Improving soil quality
  • Combatting compaction
  • Eliminating erosion
  • Maximizing soil nutrients

Despite these potential benefits to the soil and water, many growers are hesitant to add cover crops to their farming systems. A special report from Penton Agriculture, available below, offers insights into designing a cover crop plan as well as best practices on cover crop management.

 

Source: Penton Agriculture

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