Assessing cover crop management under actual and climate change conditions.

@article{AlonsoAyuso2017AssessingCC,
  title={Assessing cover crop management under actual and climate change conditions.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Alonso-Ayuso and Miguel Quemada and Marnik Vanclooster and Margarita Ruiz-Ramos and Alfredo Rodr{\'i}guez and Jose Luis Gabriel},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2017},
  volume={621},
  pages={
          1330-1341
        }
}
The termination date is recognized as a key management factor to enhance cover crops for multiple benefits and to avoid competition with the following cash crop. However, the optimum date depends on annual meteorological conditions, and climate variability induces uncertainty in a decision that needs to be taken every year. One of the most important cover crop benefits is reducing nitrate leaching, a major concern for irrigated agricultural systems and highly affected by the termination date… CONTINUE READING
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