This article discusses tailoring a cover crop mixture to meet farm management objectives, building a complementary mix, determining how many species are just right, methods to establish cover crop mixtures, and considerations when terminating cover crop mixtures.
Cover crops can provide multiple benefits. For example, they can improve soil health, supply nutrients to cash crops, suppress weeds, help manage insect pests, produce forage, support pollinators and beneficial insects, and reduce water and air pollution. However, not all cover crop species provide the same benefits. How can you best reap the multiple benefits of cover cropping with many species to choose from? Plant mixtures to multiply and diversify your cover crop benefits. Read more