legume cover crops Tag

Related ATTRA publication: Cover Crop Options for Hot and Humid Areas A study in Georgia by USDA Agricultural Research Service, published in Agronomy Journal, evaluated lupin as a winter cover crop for sorghum and cotton fields. The five-year study compared cover crops of lupin, other legumes, and rye, and found that lupin produced the most biomass and nitrogen for the following summer crop....

In this episode, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Colin Mitchell who works out of NCAT’s Southwest Regional Office in San Antonio, Texas, sits down with Stephanie Kasper, a biology research associate at University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, to discuss ways to ensure successful nodulation of legume cover crops. In a crop rotation, legume cover crops have the potential to add bioavailable nitrogen to the soil for the next crop and to reduce the need for chemical fertilizers. Colin and Stephanie discuss how to inoculate cover crops, legume cover crop planting tips, and troubleshooting potential causes of nodulation failure in leguminous cover...