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Best Management Practices – Cover Crops

Quick fact sheet to support cover crops.

  • Cover crops are a BMP that can prevent the transport of nutrients during the non-crop period.
  • Other potential benefits of cover crops may include:
    • Reduce erosion from wind and water.
    • Increase soil organic matter content.
    • Capture and recycle or redistribute nutrients in the soil profile.
    • Promote biological nitrogen fixation.
    • Increase biodiversity.
    • Provide weed suppression.
    • Provide supplemental forage.