Horticulture Research Station

Evaluation of Summer Cover Crops for Fall Vegetable Production

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Nutrient and soil management of organic vegetable crops must use National Organic Program (NOP) compliant materials. Allowable inputs include animal manure, compost, legume cover crops, green manures, and commercially produced fertilizer. The practice of rotation with cover crops is a requirement of organic production, but can be a challenge, especially when it comes to finding a planting window between cash crops. This challenge is increased on diversified vegetable operations, where multiple crops are grown in a season.


How to Cite: Bilenky, M. & Nair, A. (2020) “Evaluation of Summer Cover Crops for Fall Vegetable Production”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports. 2019(1).