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Estimating Plant-Available Nitrogen RElease From Cover Crops

A key benefit of cover crops is their ability to supply plant-available nitrogen (PAN) for the following crop. PAN consists of ammonium-N + nitrate-N. The PAN provided by a cover crop can replace purchased N inputs such as fertilizer, compost, or manure. But, to take advantage of this benefit, you need to know how to predict the PAN value of the cover crop.

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