UACES Facebook Considering cover crops this winter? 1st of Division of Ag fact sheet series now available online
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Considering cover crops this winter? 1st of Division of Ag fact sheet series now available online

Sept. 26, 2018

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Row crop producers wanting to explore cover crops as a way to help save water, manage weeds and improve soil, now have the first of a series of fact sheets as a resource, said Trent Roberts, associate professor-soil fertility for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 

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JUST THE FACT SHEET -- First page of fact sheet that's the first in a series about cover cropping.

The Division of Agriculture’s release of “Understanding Cover Crops,” coincides with the ideal planting window for many winter cover crops.

“While cover cropping is not a new concept, crop rotations, management practices and types of crops grown have changed a lot in the last 30 years,” said Roberts, the principal author. “Successfully implementing cover crops requires planning for success and the more information we can get in producer’s hands the more benefits they can realize.”

Future fact sheets will focus on specific cover crop species “and if there are any cover crops that you would like more information on please don’t hesitate to let us know,” Roberts said. Roberts can be reached at tlrobert@uark.edu.  

“Understanding Cover Crops,” is available for download here:  https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/FSA-2156.pdf

For more information on cover crops, contact your county extension office, or visit www.uaex.edu or http://arkansascrops.com.

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses. 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.    

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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