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Ag Today March 22, 2017

Cover crops coming into their own TOM LEYDE3:00 p.m. PT March 21, 2017 If you’re driving through the Salinas or Pajaro valleys and seeing fields of green that don’t look like crops, don’t be alarmed. You’re likely looking at a cover crop. More of them are showing up, especially in fields where organic fruits and vegetables are grown. They are sometimes referred to as “green manure” because of the benefits they provide to the soil and to the environment. One of the country’s major proponents of cover crops works in Salinas Valley. Eric Brennan is a scientist at the USDA’s Agriculture Research Service in...

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