In the latest edition of the University of Minnesota Extension Minnesota CropCast, Extension spring wheat breeder Jim Anderson highlights the improvements seen in cover crops over the past decade. “The gains are coming really fast in terms of domestication traits,” said Anderson. Cover crops have seen improvement in shattering and threshability. “It’s relatively simple things that took decades, if not hundreds of years, for our other crops.” Part of that progress was finding ways for farmers to utilize cover crops for multiple purposes.
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