Cover Crops for Vegetable Growers

Cover Crops for Vegetable Growers

Cover Crops for Vegetable GrowersCornell University has put together an excellent online guide called Cover Crops for Vegetable Growers.  While the seasonal information is tailored to conditions in New York, this site is still an excellent resource for Kansas country families.

Some useful general information comes first:

  • Reasons to consider planting a cover crop.
  • How to use cover crops to promote soil health.
  • Selecting the right cover crop for the season.

A handy decision tool helps you easily select and compare the cover crops that will work best for you based on management goals, planting time, and length of time the crop can stay in the field (remember to adjust the information to fit your frost dates).

But the centerpiece of the site is the guide to 17 cover crops useful to vegetable growers.  Each entry contains tips on planting, maintaining, and controlling the crops.

The information is concise and the site easy to use.  Kansas growers will have to make some adjustments, but Cover Crops for Vegetable Growers is still a highly recommended resource.

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Motivated by her experience growing up on a small farm near Wichita, Kansas, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to supply Kansas country living enthusiasts with the innovative resources that they need to succeed and has now been keeping families informed and inspired for over five years. Michelle is the author of two country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching, writing, or living out the country dream.