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Nitrogen Uptake and Release in Cover Crops

The availability of nitrogen (N) returned to the soil from a cover crop for use by the following crop is a function of residual soil N and N mineralization but environmental factors make it difficult to predict the amount of N that will become available and when it can be used. A new post from the University of Nebraska offer insights to help inform nutrient changes following cover crops.
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Choosing The Right Cover Crop

Whether it’s nitrogen fixing, erosion control or nutrient cycling, no-tillers should know what they want to accomplish before picking a cover.
Cover crops are the turbocharger of a no-till operation, but scientists and growers alike are still researching and fine-tuning how covers fit into crop rotations.
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