Herbicides have been a major weed management tool, but cover crops have the potential to suppress weeds provided there is enough biomass production. Early seeding, herbicide carryover damage, timely termination, and interseeding options are all factors to take into consideration when establishing cover crops as a supplemental weed suppressor to herbicides.
The NRCS Plant Materials Center in Lockeford, CA aimed to assess lentils as a potential cover crop. The use of a legume, like lentils, in rotation as a cover crop has several agronomic and soil health benefits. They are resistant to high temperatures and drought conditions, which makes them a potential alternative cover crop for […]