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I saw this book, which is recommended by Mother Earth News, and wondered if folks had an opinion on it or other recommended books on cover crops? Thanks

https://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books/Managing-Cover-Crops-Profitably-3rd-Edition
 
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Hi Matt. Which book is it recommended by Mother Earth News?
 
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The third edition has some new information.
This is a good book but it is setup for profit farms for the most part.
However it is easy to adapt the methods and plantings for any space, so I would have to give it 3 thumbs up.

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Thanks Bryant I should have probably titled my post 'looking for cover crops resources" I am working on a site that tries to gather resources of various sorts and then list them by specific categories So from that perspective I am often looking for generalized resource materials as a big part of that So things like spread sheets that list cover crops with columns that give information about those crops in contexts like cold hardiness, soil, water needs etc would be the most excellent resource. Likely such a thing does not exist Short of that any kind of index or registry of crops would be great as well This older post had something along those lines, though the poster refers to 62 pages of the PDF which is reference and so far i have only found one spreadsheet that lists cover crops in terms of residue

Here is link from a previous thread here that looks good but no longer works apparently

https://www.northcentralsare.org/Educational-Resources/Books/Managing-Cover-Crops-Profitably-3rd-Edition/Text-Version/Table-of-Contents

Though I did find this at the SARE site

https://www.sare.org/product_search/results/(crop_production)/Cover%20Crops

and here is the other link someone provided earlier

https://www.ars.usda.gov/plains-area/mandan-nd/ngprl/docs/cover-crop-chart/




Thanks for the reply

 
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