Managing Cover Crops for Ecosystem Services in Vegetable Systems

Cover Crops for Soil Health - Northeast Workshop

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Natalie Lounsbury (University of New Hampshire) discusses how to manage cover crops for such ecosystem services as: suppressing weeds, attracting pollinators, cycling nutrients, promoting biological diversity and controlling erosion.

This session was part of Cover Crops for Soil Health, a three-day professional development workshop hosted by Northeast SARE and Delaware State University in March 2016. All session recordings are available online.

Find more practical information about cover crops in the Cover Crops Topic Room.

Natalie Lounsbury is a PhD student at the University of New Hampshire and a part-time vegetable farmer in Maine. Prior to moving back to New England, she received her M.S. at the University of Maryland where she studied cover crops and reduced tillage in vegetable production systems.

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