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A. N. Brown

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Comparative Nutritional Quality of Winter Crops for Silage

Cover crops are planted to increase the health and
fertility of soils and to benefit the surrounding
environment (SARE 2007). By covering the soil
surface, cover crops reduce soil erosion caused
by rainfall events, water runoff, wind, or their
combinations. The mulch like cover provided by cover
crops also limits the access of light, thereby inhibiting
or slowing the growth of weeds. Another benefit of
cover crops is that the root system increases pore
formation, which increases water infiltration and soil
aeration and reduces soil compaction.

Feb 23, 2017 DASC-93P