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Cover Crop Brassicas

Brassicas are a cost-effective option to add to cover crops or forage mixes to increase diversity and benefit soil. Brassicas offer strong root systems to help recycle nutrients, alleviate compaction, suppress weeds and enhance water infiltration. Brassicas can also be an important forage component for grazing systems. Brassica seeds tend to be very small, making it so just a couple pounds per acre are needed. With the exception of winter camelina, most brassica species will winter kill in the Midwest.

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