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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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