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Cover Crops part 3

Cover Crops part 3

County Agent News
Dan Folske
October 20, 2014

Cover Crops Continued:

             What do you want in your mix? Here are a few crops and the possible benefits of using them and also some of the possible negatives.

          Barley: Inexpensive seed, some salt tolerance, good for late summer, early fall seeding, good grazing or forage potential. Good soil builder and N scavenger. If seeded too early and allowed to head out the residue may be slow to breakdown and may tie up N.

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