Cover crops

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Cover crops offer many benefits, including:

  • Slowing erosion
  • Improving soil quality
  • Improving the availability of soil moisture and soil nutrients
  • Suppressing weeds (a form of weed control
  • Helping the control of certain pests

    These benefits accumulate over time. Through sustained use in a farming context, they help to reduce costs and improve output, thus increasing profits. By increasing the health of soil and crops, they aid the environmental sustainability and financial sustainability of the farm.

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    Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 2nd Edition - Download this 212 page book free as a PDF file.

    "Managing Cover Crops Profitably" explores how and why cover crops work and provides all the information needed to build cover crops into any farming operation. This is the most comprehensive book ever published on the use of cover crops to sustain cropping systems and build soil.

    http://www.sare.org/publications/covercrops.htm

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