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Updated Chart Helps Growers Choose Cover Crops

USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists at the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory have recently updated their interactive, downloadable Cover Crop Chart to include 58 species. The chart gives growers a broad spectrum of potential options that could benefit their operations. It includes information on crop species that may be planted individually or in mixtures and gives specifics on growth cycle, water use, plant architecture, forage quality, pollination and more. Crops are categorized by similar attributes—cool season or warm season, grasses or broadleaf and legumes or non-legumes. Learn more or download the chart here.

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Carli Fraccarolli

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