Interseeding cover crops in sugar beet - Sailesh Sigdel, Amitav Chatterjee, Marisol Berti, Abbey Wick, Caley Gasch - Field Crops Research 2021

Biomass from interseeded cover crops provides an opportunity to protect soils from erosion during the fallow period. A three-year field study was conducted to assess cover crop interseeding in sugar beet production systems with four species, winter pea (Pisum sativum L.), rye (Secale cereale L.), winter camelina [Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz], and brown mustard (Brassica juncea. This study provides evidence that interseeded cover crops offer a good option for protecting the soil during fallow periods in sugar beet production systems, without negatively affecting sugar beet yield or quality.

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