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Enhancing Cover Crop Benefits With Species Mixtures And Organic Reduced Tillage Systems

“As we seek to get more efficient cropping systems, from the perspectives of crop yields, maintaining environmental quality, and managing labor, using cover crop mixtures and reduced tillage practices appear to be strategies worth considering.” Charlie White is a Sustainable Agriculture Extension Associate with Penn State Extension's Crop Management Team. Charlie's research and extension activities are focused on how cover crops and cover crop mixtures can be used to meet farm management objectives such as improving soil health, enhancing nutrient cycling, and reducing input costs.