Cover Crop

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Crop planted in rotation with other crops, usually to increase soil fertility. These types of cover crops are referred to as “green manure.” May also be planted to for water conservation, weed or pest control, protect against plant diseases, add to biodiversity, or wildlife conservation or crop protection.

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James Peth

James Peth

James Peth, MS, MPH is a PhD student in Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.