Extension Ag Update
November/December 2010
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Ag Facts

  • Rye planted in the fall can withstand temperatures to -40F when established, and gives good erosion control during the winter and spring.
  • “The contribution of organic matter to the soil from a green manure crop is comparable to the addition of 9 to 13 tons per acre of farmyard manure or 1.8 to 2.2 tons dry matter per acre.”

SOURCE: Overview of Cover Crops and Green Manure, http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/covercrop.pdf