Cover Crop Options for Hot and Humid Areas

Hot humid areas need especially large and frequent inputs of organic matter to maintain soil fertility, yet standard cover crop recommendations don’t always work in these locations. Drawing on his own organic farming experience in Texas, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Justin Duncan explains how to choose and use cover crops in hot and humid areas, describing many crop options (including some unfamiliar in the United States) that do well in USDA Hardiness Zones 8,9,10 and beyond. This webinar is a product of the Subtropical Organic Agriculture Research (SOAR) project, and is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2013-51106-20970.