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Andy Robinson

Potato Extension Agronomist


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Cover Crops in Potatoes

Cover crops are plants grown between cash crops for the purpose of soil conservation. Cover crops reduce erosion from wind and water, and over time will improve and maintain soil organic matter and soil health. Additionally, cover crops may aid in pest management, increase soil biodiversity and carbon, reduce loss of nutrients, and can increase nutrient availability. In many cases, cover crops have been shown to increase yields of cash crops.
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