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Incorporating cover crops into your land practices can enrich the soil and water quality vastly and improve the production of your crops. You can plant cover crops in between rows of cash crops, or throughout an entire field that would otherwise go fallow for the off season to provide benefits to the land year-round. They are not meant to be harvested as a cash crop, but the services they can provide will yield high profits in the long term.
Legumes: peas, beans, clovers have beneficial bacteria that fix nitrogen in the soil
What, when and where are important considerations when planting cover crops on your land. The type of cover crop depends on what benefit you are striving for, which also varies the timing of your crop rotation and planting schedule. You will also have different options of where your cover crops will thrive depending on what type of cash crop you are planting, for a Filbert orchard or for a fallow corn field?
When choosing your cover crops, consider…
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