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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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    Soybean seed quality considerations for 2019

    Published on March 14, 2019

    Due to the potential for reduced seed quality, Michigan soybean producers should determine the quality of their seed and use this information to maximize seed performance.

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