Cover Crops

A cover crop of winter pea, crimson clover, and cereal rye. Photo from NRCS
"Investing in soil health is an adaptive strategy to improve the sustainability and productivity of soils.  Cover cropping is a management practice in the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) toolbox that contributes to soil health on working lands.  Cover crop benefits include reduced soil erosion, increased soil organic matter content, nutrient capture, weed suppression and many more.  Cover crop varieties vary widely." NRCS.
Cover Crops

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