Small and Organic Farm Advisor
University of California
Small and Organic Farm Advisor

Cover Crops

Cover Cropping Resources

(PDF) - Provides cultivation considerations and information about advantages and disadvantages of various cover crops commonly used on California farms.

(PDF) - Document from Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (WSARE) detailing best practices for using cover crops in organic cropping systems.

(PDF) - Explains the importance of plant available nitrogen (PAN) and details methods for estimating the amount of PAN provided by a cover crop in a given area. 

(PDF) - Study looking at the differences in soil carbon and nitrogen due to different cover crops and cover crop seeding rates.

(PDF) - Results of a study looking at which types of leguminous (nitrogen-providing) cover crops are best to plant when your field is infected with the fungus that causes verticillium wilt, a common disease in strawberry production.

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