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Reducing Soil Erosion with Rye Cover Crops

With adequate moisture for germination, rye grows rapidly in the fall, withstands the winter frost, and resumes growth in the spring. For best results, terminate 7-10 days before planting in the spring to reduce planting problems.

Cereal rye helps to reduce water flow across the soil surface, anchors crop residue in place, and the cover crop roots bind soil in place.

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