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Extension is expanding its online education and resources while in-person events and classes are canceled.

Cover crop comparisons and planting rates

Each cover crop species has unique requirements for best planting dates and seeding rates. They also have specific benefits and drawbacks.

For a summary by species of Minnesota-based research, visit the Minnesota Office for Soil Health


Anna Cates, Extension educator, and Jill Sackett

Reviewed in 2020

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