Fall-winter cover crops promote soil health and weed control in the southeastern clayey soils

Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2018: $16,496.00
Projected End Date: 08/31/2021
Grant Recipient: Clemson University
Region: Southern
State: South Carolina
Graduate Student:
Major Professor:
Dr. Sruthi Narayanan
Clemson University
Clemson University results indicate the suitability of cover crops for the southeastern clayey soils based on biomass production, weed suppression, and improvements in soil health and the subsequent soybean crop's performance and provide the rationale for planting them rather than keeping the land under a chemical fallow.
Peer-reviewed Journal Article
Ricardo St Aime, Clemson
William Bridges Jr., Clemson
Sruthi Narayanan, Clemson
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Researchers
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