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Research Project: Cover Crop-Based Weed Management: Defining Plant-Plant and Plant-Soil Mechanisms and Developing New Systems

Location: Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-22000-167-27-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2019
End Date: Sep 22, 2021

Objective:
Develop and update cover crop decision support tools being designed as part of a collaborative multi-organizational effort. These regionally adjusted tools will be an integral part of soil health management planning and implementation, and will co-evolve with standards for comprehensive soil health assessment.

Approach:
The analyst hired by the ARS will develop decision support tools used by the Northeast Cover Crop Council (NECCC) and will also serve to conduct meta-analysis and synthesis of existing cover crop data.