How Cover Crop Mixes are Revving up No-Till Systems

From simple pairs to complex 15-way combinations, cover crop cocktails are helping no-tillers harness numerous soil-health benefits.

A single species of cover crop like annual ryegrass, cereal rye or radish, seeded alone, can produce a large number of benefits for a no-tiller.

But growers are increasingly beginning to work multi-species cover-crop mixes into their rotations to boost soil health, suppress weeds, remove compaction, support pollinators or increase options for grazing operations. These mixes often include 2-5 species but can go up to 12 or 15.

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John Dobberstein

John Dobberstein is senior editor of No-Till Farmer magazine and the e-newsletter Dryland No-TillerHe previously covered agriculture for the Tulsa World and worked for daily newspapers in Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Joseph, Mich. He graduated with a B.A. in journalism and political science from Central Michigan University.

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