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Weeds With a Purpose: Interseeding Cover Crops into Sweet Corn in Western Oregon

Cover crop establishment in late-season crops, like sweet corn, may be difficult due to the relatively short operational window following crop harvest. In regions like western Oregon, where fall-precipitation can occur when the crop is still in the field, cover crops may not be able to be planted, due to risks of soil compaction or issues excess crop biomass incorporation, and delaying cover crop planting past September 15th reduces the chances of cover crop establishment.

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