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Saving Green with Carefully Selected Cover Crop Varieties

Saving Green with Carefully Selected Cover Crop Varieties

LIKE MANY FARMERS, Carter Morgan relies on crimping to terminate his cover crops. However, unlike some of his peers, Morgan has stopped purchasing variety not stated (VNS) cover crops and has instead embraced the specificity of using the exact variety of cereal rye that meets his needs.

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