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Consider cover cropping benefits

January 5, 2021  By Fruit and Vegetable

Photo courtesy of Russell Ranch, University of California, Davis.

Cover crops can have numerous economic and environmental benefits as part of a crop rotation. But figuring out where to start can be difficult. They don’t fit on every farm, so it’s important to know your goals when choosing a cover crop.

Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA soil management specialist, horticulture, breaks down the options, benefits and pitfalls for Ontario growers. For Western growers, Yvonne Lawley, assistant professor of agronomy and cropping systems, and grad student Callum Morrison – both at the University of Manitoba – share the preliminary results of their cover crops survey. |READ MORE


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