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Cover Crop Benefits and Challenges in Kentucky
8/7/2019 (new)

 UK Authors: Chad Lee, Hanna Poffenbarger,
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops

A cover crop is a plant species that is grown between cash crops primarily to provide cropping system services rather than to produce a harvestable product. Services provided by cover crops include soil health improvement, soil conservation, nutrient release and capture, and weed suppression. However, like any management practice, cover crops also have challenges and limitations. This publication is intended to provide an overview of cover crop use in Kentucky and the challenges and benefits of this practice.

web only | 6 pages | 3,178 words | 25 downloads | PDF: 4,823 kb