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Scheduling cover crops into your rotation

As you finalize your crop rotation plans for 2021, take some time to schedule planting windows for cover crops. We've just released a new guide to cover crops that are well suited to various "windows" of time during a vegetable rotation, with specific crop recommendations for each window.

In a series of soil health discussions over the winter, farmers repeatedly brought up how hard it can be to fit cover crops into a vegetable rotation. By the time a field opens up, there are a million other things to do, and cover crops often end up low on the priority list. Taking time at the beginning of the season to schedule cover crops as part of your succession plan can make it easier to remember and prioritize planting when things get busy.

Check out our new guide for an overview of planting windows on vegetable farms, and cover crops that work well for each distinct window of time.

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