Sustainable Crop Rotations with Cover Crops
This fact sheet provides recommendations for specific crop varieties in cash crop rotations based on desired soil health benefits. Also includes biomass production and N contribution data. Ohio State University Extension – Jan 09, 2012. Sustainable Crop Rotations with Cover Crops (535 KB)
Forage Radish Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides the unique characteristics of a forage radish cover crop and benefits to the farmer, the soil, and the environment while avoiding many of the problems traditionally associated with cover crops. Maryland Cooperative Extension, University of Maryland — Oct 22,2009. Forage Radish Fact Sheet (440 KB)
Cover Crops for Soil and Water Quality
Cover crops provide many potential benefits for both soil and water quality, such as reducing soil erosion and nitrate leaching in corn-soybean rotations, by growing during the fallow periods between harvest and planting of main crops. Tom Kaspar, USDA-ARS, Ames, IA. Cover Crops for Soil and Water Quality (52 KB)
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