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Considering Canopy Architecture when Planning Cover Crop Mixes

Arranging cover crop species to occupy differing height zones can minimize interspecies competition and improve productivity, especially when low-growing species are included.
Arranging cover crop species to occupy differing height zones can minimize interspecies competition and improve productivity, especially when low-growing species are included.
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More Tips About Using Cover-Crop Mixes in No-Till Systems

Twenty-one more no-tillers share how they’re using cover crop ‘cocktails’ of every size to improve soil tilth, shade out weeds, capture and recycle soil nutrients and help reduce erosion.
Twenty-one more no-tillers share how they’re using cover crop ‘cocktails’ of every size to improve soil tilth, shade out weeds, capture and recycle soil nutrients and help reduce erosion.
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Three Keys To Controlling Weeds With Cover Crops

A weed scientist shares why effective cover crop termination, choice of weeds a grower is targeting and being mindful of herbicide carryover are crucial for controlling weeds with covers.

When a no-tiller decides to add a cover crop to his farm system, there may be a number of results he’s hoping to achieve, and weed control is likely one of them.


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Turning Weeds Into Ethanol - Why Not?

Media coverage of the controversy surrounding the use of certain non-native feedstocks for bioenergy is as pervasive as invasiveness itself. Plants such as giant reed (Arundo donax) and elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum) are known to be weedy or invasive in natural habitats; the concern lies in their ability to spread propagules into natural habitats outside intended areas.
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