Cover Crop Choices for Michigan Vegetables

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Many vegetable growers plant a winter cereal cover crop such as rye to prevent soil erosion by wind and water. Cover crops and forage rotation systems help growers build a healthy soil for healthy vegetables and reduce inputs while maintaining profitability. Growers are experimenting with a wide range of cover crop options. Here we discuss both benefits and potential problems with incorporating cover crops in vegetable systems.

Authors: 
Sieglinde S. Snapp
Authors: 
Dale R. Mutch
Publisher: 
Michigan State University Extension
Year: 
2003