Cover crops

Cover crops effective at reducing wind erosion impacts

While growers often feel they get benefits from the cover crops they plant following crop production, sometimes it is harder to know they are getting a return on the dollars invested from the practice. The... more »

Black tarps suppress weeds in organic production

University of New Hampshire researchers have found that using black tarps and cover crops successfully suppressed weeds in an organic vegetable system, allowing scientists to forgo tilling, which can have deleterious effects on soil. [caption... more »

Forage radish is cream of cover crops

When it comes to the most beneficial cover crops farmers can use to suppress weeds and increase production values, University of New Hampshire scientists have found that forage radish is at the top of the... more »

It is not too late to plant cover crops

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler so many feel that it is too late to plant cover crop. That is not completely accurate. While it is true that it is... more »


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