What cover crops are commonly planted on California farms?
|Cover Crop Chart- Common Cover Crops for California (PDF) - Provides cultivation considerations and information about advantages and disadvantages of various cover crops commonly used on California farms.|
What are best practices for using cover crops in organic cropping systems?
|Cover Crops in Organic Systems (PDF) - Document from Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (WSARE) detailing best practices for using cover crops in organic cropping systems.|
How much nitrogen can cover crops contribute to my soil?
|Estimating plant-available nitrogen release from cover crops (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.|
|Winter cover crop seeing rate and variety effects during 8 yrs of organic vegetables III-Cover crop residue quality and nitrogen mineralization (PDF) - Study looking at the differences in soil carbon and nitrogen due to different cover crops and cover crop seeding rates.|
What cover crops are suitable to plant if I'm managing for verticilium wilt?
Selecting Legume Cover Crops When Managing Verticillum Wilt (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.