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Cover crops are plants grown in agricultural fields to increase system sustainability and maintain or improve productivity. Increasing the biodiversity of cropping systems and keeping the ground covered can lead to benefits such as nutrient recycling, erosion reduction, soil building, pest mitigation, etc. MSU is dedicated to understanding how cover crops best function and enhance various production systems through innovative research and extension efforts. Follow us on twitter to stay up to date on all the latest cover crop news. Use #MSUcovercrops to connect with us! 

  • Cover Crop Termination 2018

    Published on May 8, 2018

    Developing a termination strategy for cover crops is an essential part of the planning process to ensure there is no interference with the planting or management of the subsequent cash crop.

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    Water system mapping for food safety

    Published on February 20, 2019

    Though not required by the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, a water system map can be very helpful in an inspection. Here are some key features to include in a water system map.

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    Developing the leaders you need

    Published on February 18, 2019

    When farm owners extend their view of employee development farther, much farther, they develop their business as they develop their employees.

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