Integrating Cover Crops for Agroecosystems Services
Cover crops are gaining interest from Southeastern US farmers. Their benefits include adding nutrients to the soil, preventing erosion, safeguarding against weather extremes, reducing compaction, and suppressing weeds. This article explains how cover crops offer additional wildlife benefits when integrated into agroecosystems and providing habitat for beneficial insects and a food resource for mammals and birds. Farmers, producers, and forestry managers can identify cover crops for specific wildlife benefits for the Southeastern USA.
Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension
row drop farmers, vegetable farmers, livestock producers, hunters, agricultural producers
Byrd S, Blubaugh CK, Park D. Integrating Cover Crops for Agroecosystem Services. Clemson (SC): Clemson Cooperative Extension, Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension; 2020 Sep. LGP 1089. http://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/integrating-cover-crops-for-agroecosystems-services/.