Crop Mixtures: Do They Add Up?

Monday, October 2, 2017
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Dr. Rich Smith, Associate Professor of Agroecology and Researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station

An increasingly popular strategy for growing crops to be used as cover or for forage is to plant them in diverse mixtures rather than as monocultures. The reasoning behind this strategy is that mixtures of cover or forage crops should use resources more efficiently and therefore should be more productive, weed suppressive, and beneficial to soil quality and health than monocultures. In this 2017 Farm and Forest Expo video, Dr. Rich Smith discusses whether the evidence supports these assumptions using data from his ongoing research on annual forage crops. Watch Here.

Lori Wright, NH Agricultural Experiment Station