Cover Crop Root Composition and Density in a Long-Term Vegetable Cropping System Trial

@inproceedings{Gardner2012CoverCR,
  title={Cover Crop Root Composition and Density in a Long-Term Vegetable Cropping System Trial},
  author={Megan Moore Gardner and Marianne Sarrantonio},
  year={2012}
}
The contribution of cover crop roots to soil dynamics is poorly understood, in part because little information is available on the distribution, depth, chemical compositional changes over time, and nutrient mineralization rates of typical cover crop roots. A study was conducted to investigate the role of cover crop roots in a long-term trial on the effects of cover crop species and seasonal placement on soil properties in a vegetable rotation. Root length density (RLD), chemical composition… CONTINUE READING