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Cover Crop part 2

Cover Crop part 2

County Agent News
Dan Folske
October 13, 2014

Cover Crops Continued

            Cover Crop Objectives:  Selection of species for cover crop mixes depends on your cover crop objectives and seed costs.

             Legumes in a mix can help provide nitrogen for the following crop by fixing atmospheric nitrogen into a form available to plants. Generally about half of the nitrogen in a legume plant will be available for use by a following crop within one or two months after terminating the cover crop (excluding months of frozen soils).

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