Study Identifies Best Timing for Cover-Crop Crimping

Posted: March 14, 2017

A three-year experiment in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania explored the best times and methods for crimping cover crops, reports the American Society of Agronomy.

Researchers planted hairy vetch-triticale and cereal rye cover crops, followed by cash crops. Generally, letting the cover crop grow longer produced the best results, but each cover crop was different.