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Corn (Zea mays L.) yield response to tillage radish (Raphanus sativus L.) when planted with annual and winter hardy cover crops

Establishment and growth of tillage radish alone and alongside annual and winter hardy cover crop species were evaluated amongst tillage and fertility treatments. Cover crops were planted after wheat harvest and followed by a corn crop the following year. Cover crop treatment effect on nutrient availability for the subsequent cash crop was evaluated by measuring soil nutrient status, soil biological activity and potential mineralization throughout the growing season as well as corn crop yield.

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