Cover Crops for All Seasons
Organic farmers and gardeners have striven for decades to maximize the health of the soils they cultivate. Meanwhile, soil scientists have identified three key factors in soil organic matter balance and soil quality: tillage, biomass input, and soil erosion.
By Mark Schonbeck and Ron Morse
Rachel Stout Evans, Soil Scientist, USDA-NRCS Metcalfe Soil Survey Office
Research literature, plant growth, soil hydrology models, and input from national/local experts in cover crop management provided the basis for developing cover crop termination guidelines to achieve their conservation benefits while minimizing risk of reducing yield to the following crop due to soil water use.
United States Department of Agriculture
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