Publication Date

2014 12:00 AM

Description

Although cover crops, green manure, etc. have traditionally been used in the agroecosystem to better manage soil fertility, soil moisture, weeds, pests, and crop diseases; livestock grazing also can be added to the list of services cover crops can provide. There are literally hundreds of potential cover crop species that can benefit the agroecosystem therefore, matching cover crop species to soil types, management objectives, and future uses is critical to getting the most out of any cover crop program. This seminar will outline some decision points producers will need to consider when evaluating cover crops for grazing.

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Cover crop mixes to meet grazing needs

Although cover crops, green manure, etc. have traditionally been used in the agroecosystem to better manage soil fertility, soil moisture, weeds, pests, and crop diseases; livestock grazing also can be added to the list of services cover crops can provide. There are literally hundreds of potential cover crop species that can benefit the agroecosystem therefore, matching cover crop species to soil types, management objectives, and future uses is critical to getting the most out of any cover crop program. This seminar will outline some decision points producers will need to consider when evaluating cover crops for grazing.