Cover Crop Use for Weed Suppression: Are they an option for Texas growers?

Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2018: $16,352.00
Projected End Date: 08/31/2020
Grant Recipient: Texas A&M University
Region: Southern
State: Texas
Graduate Student:
Major Professor:
Muthu Bagavathiannan
Texas A&M University
Cover crops have not been widely adopted yet in southeast Texas. Among other reasons, obtaining good stand establishment limit the adoption this practice. Others issues that need to be explored include identifying which cover crop species are best suited for the region, and how to manage them to maximize their ability to suppress weeds. Spencer Samuelson, graduate student at Texas A&M, discusses his research and shows his field plots on cereal rye cover crop management for weed suppression.
Spencer Samuelson, Texas A&M University
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.