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Trials Identify Superior Fava Beans for Cover Cropping in the West

The fava bean is a frost tolerant, saline tolerant, nitrogen-fixing legume that has cool season and warm season varieties, produces abundant biomass and has a stout, erect growth. With a wide spectrum of forms and genetic traits, it can be tricky to find the variety best adapted for a specific area, but recent research from the USDA's Agricultural Research Service is helping to pinpoint the best options for growers in the West.
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New, Recycled Cover Crops Showing Plenty of Potential

Add more diversity and numerous soil-building benefits to no-till with these up-and-coming options.
Tillage radishes aren't the only cover crop you’ll find growing on Steve Groff’s farm this year. The no-tiller of Cedar Meadow Farm in Lancaster County, Pa., is on a quest to find the next great cover crop for no-tillers.
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