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By Kayla Bergman
Policy Manager Center for Rural Affairs 

Producers are increasingly altering fall schedules to implement cover crops


September 29, 2022

As producers work to harvest their cash crops this fall, some will also be turning their attention to another.

Cover crops, which can be a grass, legume, or brassica, are seeded for both on-farm and natural resources benefits. Those benefits include reduced soil erosion, improved soil health, improved weed control and nutrient availability for the next cash crop, water quality protection, and improved bottom line for the operation.

Seeding of cover crops is done in multiple ways, depending on the producer’s equipment availability and harvest schedule.

For the past several weeks, people...

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