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Conservation Techniques for Vegetable Production: Combining Strip-Tillage and Cover Crops

Ajay Nair, Timothy Coolong, Jennifer Tillman
Strip-tillage is when a crop is planted into narrow, tilled strips and the non-tilled area between the strips might contain residue from the previous season's main crop or a living or dead cover crop.

Combining strip-tillage and cover crops offers various benefits including minimal soil erosion, maintains soil moisture and weed suppression. This publication provides basic information on using a strip-tillage system with rolled cover crops as a conservation best management practice in vegetable production systems such broccoli, peppers, pumpkins, squash and tomatoes.

Pages / Length: 6
Publication Date: 07/2015
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