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Presentation by James Hartshorn Kansas State UniversityCover Crops of Kansas Presentation by James Hartshorn Kansas State University
Benefits of cover cropsDecreased erosion Increased plant residue Pictured: Canola
Benefits of Cover CropsWeed suppression (control) Extensive rooting systems Loosening and aerating soil Crop diversity Pictured: Sudangrass
Benefits of Cover CropsIncreased Nutrient Cycles Nitrogen (N) (Legumes) Potassium (K) Phosphorus (P) Picture: Cowpea
Cover Crop Practices Mixing cover crops (legumes andgrasses) allows for benefits of both types. Fall cover (grasses) Spring cover (legumes) High nutrient cycles Pictured: Sweet clover & wheat
Cover Crop LimitationsInsect infestation in cover crop Water consumption in dry areas Pictured: Soybeans
Cover Crop LimitationsEconomics Added expense of labor and time Benefits of the cover crop must out weigh the added costs Pictured: Grain Sorghum
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