publication . Thesis . 1997

Using Winter Annual Cover Crops in a Virginia No-till Cotton Production System

Daniel, James B. II;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 1997
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Cotton (<i>Gossypium hirsutum</i> L.) is a low residue crop, that may not provide sufficient surface residue to reduce erosion and protect the soil. A winter annual cover crop could alleviate erosion between cotton crops. Field experiments were conducted to evaluate selected winter annual cover crops for biomass production, ground cover, and N assimilation. The cover crop treatments were monitored under no-till and conventional tillage systems for the effects on soil moisture, cotton yield and quality. Six cover crop treatments, crimson clover (<i>Trifolium incarnatum</i> L.), hairy vetch (<i>Vicia vilosa</i> L.), hairy vetch and rye (<i>Secale cereale</i> L.), ...
free text keywords: cotton, no-till, cover crop, biomass, ground cover, soil moisture, yield, quality
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