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Cover Crop Guide for NY Growers

Dr. Thomas Björkman, Cornell AgriTech

Cover Crop Decision Tool

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Deciding which cover crop to use:

    1. Choose one or more criteria, and click Submit.
    2. Choose the suggestions that best fit your situation.
    3. Click on the name of the cover crop to get precise growing instructions.

If you get no hits, then there is not a good cover crop for the combination
you selected. Try different criteria.

This tool is designed for the soil, climate, cropping practices and
seed market in New York. It is probably useful in adjacent states and
provinces as well. However, even slightly different timing of cash
crop sowing or harvest can change the opportunity to use particular
cover crops.

This is an online tool to help you quickly narrow the choices of cover crop for your situation.
In a few seconds, you will have growing instructions for the cover crop that will do the job you need.

This tool is based on:
 Management Goal: the reason you need a cover crop
 Planting Time: when you have a chance to plant
 Duration: how long it can stay in the field until you need to plant your next crop

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