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Mixes Boost the Power of Cover Crops

Here are tips and steps for no-tillers looking to plant and reap the benefits of multi-species cover crop mixes.

While no-tillers may have started dabbling in cover crops by planting two species at a time, these early adopters are now taking the natural next step by planting cover crop mixes.

Many of these mixes have ballooned to 10 or more species. And rather than one species crowding the others out — which is what most would expect — the different cover crops often act like a team, achieve greater results together than when planted…

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Martha Mintz

Since 2011, Martha has authored the highly popular “What I’ve Learned About No-Till” series that has appeared in every issue of No-Till Farmer since August of 2002.


Growing up on a cattle ranch in southeastern Montana, Martha is a talented ag writer and photographer who lives with her family in Billings, Montana.

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