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Cover Crop Variety Research

On a field adjacent to the Lincoln Airport, University of Nebraska–Lincoln students from the Plant and Landscape Systems 204 Resource Efficient Crop Management class visit and collect data on plant heights and ground cover at a cover crop variety experiment. Andrea Basche, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture, and her team oversee the research through a cover crop initiative funded by the USDA-NRCS. Community Crops, a program of Family Service Lincoln, manages the site and was interested in partnering with Basche in order to demonstrate sustainable agriculture for the farmers in their program. Through this trial, they hope to compare species and variety performance of several winter cover crops, including cereal rye, winter wheat, triticale and hairy vetch.

Andrea Basche | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

April 15, 2024

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