Items Tagged with 'legume'


Legume Cover Crops Means Less Fertilizer Needed

For corn, using dairy manure and legume cover crops in crop rotations can reduce the need for inorganic nitrogen fertilizer and protect water quality, but these practices also can contribute to emissions of nitrous oxide — a potent greenhouse gas. Read more in this story from the Altoona Mirror (Altoona, PA).
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Lentils: Not Your Average Cover Crop

Using the test plots at the Peninsula Research Station near Sturgeon Bay in cooperation with Door County agricultural agent Annie Deutsch, the Extension Service's northeast area nutrient and pest management program senior outreach specialist Jamie Patton plans to grow lentils in combination with other cover crops.
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