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Considering cover crops? Research and recommendations for new growers in Minnesota

cover crops

In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, we’re talking about cover crops. What should farmers who are considering growing cover crops this year be thinking about? What are some tips for getting a cover crop established in Minnesota? Should growers consider applying fertilizer to help get a cover crop established? What recent cover crop studies have U of M researchers been doing, and what have we learned from them?



  • Anna Cates, Extension soil health specialist (St. Paul)
  • Fabian Fernandez, Extension nutrient management specialist (St. Paul)
  • Carl Rosen, Extension nutrient management specialist (St. Paul)
  • Lizabeth Stahl, Extension crops educator (Worthington)

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