The Agronomists, Ep 139: The cover crop fit with Peter Johnson and Dr. Yvonne Lawley

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Cover crops are not magic. It’s important to first understand the goal of using a cover crop and then measuring up each species and season to see if it’s a match.

Farmers from east to west are using cover crops to accomplish several things: reducing erosion, cycling nutrients, fixing nitrogen, and fighting weeds, but that doesn’t mean every use of a cover crop achieves the goal, and there are potential downsides to using a cover crop, too.

To unpack finding the right fit for cover crops, Lyndsey Smith, the host of The Agronomists, is joined by Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, and Dr. Yvonne Lawley, professor and researcher with the University of Manitoba.

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