Measuring the benefits of cover crops grown in Arizona cotton production systems is the purpose of commercial field trials conducted by Eddie Foster, left, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Randy Norton, University of Arizona, both based in Safford, Ariz.
Eddie Foster and Randy Norton conduct cover crop trials in Southern Arizona.
Seedling disease caused by cover crops and other conditions are a concern in cotton production.
Randy Norton checks out a hairy vetch planting.
Cover crops provide organic matter to the soil and improve soil quality.
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