Start Date

19-12-1990 12:00 AM

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Cover crops play an important role in crop management systems in many parts of the country; however, there has been little use of this practice in Iowa in recent years. Increasing concerns over the impacts of agriculture on the environment has caused a renewed interest in the potential role of cover crops. This paper will discuss potential benefits and risks of cover crops, and also discuss some of the systems currently being investigated.

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Dec 19th, 12:00 AM

The Potential Role of Cover Crops in Iowa Cropping Systems

Cover crops play an important role in crop management systems in many parts of the country; however, there has been little use of this practice in Iowa in recent years. Increasing concerns over the impacts of agriculture on the environment has caused a renewed interest in the potential role of cover crops. This paper will discuss potential benefits and risks of cover crops, and also discuss some of the systems currently being investigated.