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Matthew J. Leavitt, Craig C. Sheaffer, Donald L. Wyse and Deborah L. Allan

). Among organic producers, there is growing interest in using winter annual cover crops with no-tillage systems to manage weeds and reduce reliance on mechanical cultivation. No-tillage organic systems rely on cover crops to replace the use of herbicides

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Nancy G. Creamer and Mark. A. Bennett

12 ORAL SESSION 1 (Abstr. 001-008) Vegetables: Cover Crops/Culture and Management

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Samuel Y.C. Essah, Jorge A. Delgado, Merlin Dillon and Richard Sparks

There have been reports of cover crops increasing the yield of the following crops ( Clark, 2007 ; Dabney et al., 2010 ; Delgado et al., 2007 ). However, there is a need for additional research on the potential benefits that cover crops may have

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Vasey N. Mwaja and John B. Masiunas

12 ORAL SESSION 1 (Abstr. 001-008) Vegetables: Cover Crops/Culture and Management

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John M. Luna, Daniel Green-McGrath, Ray William, Stefan Seiter and Tom Tenas

12 ORAL SESSION 1 (Abstr. 001-008) Vegetables: Cover Crops/Culture and Management

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Michel R. Wiman, Elizabeth M. Kirby, David M. Granatstein and Thomas P. Sullivan

Cover crops are gaining popularity in orchards and vineyards for their ability to improve soil health and increase biodiversity ( Ingels et al., 1998 ). Apple orchards typically have a weed-free zone in the tree row to reduce competition and

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Jose Linares, Johannes Scholberg, Kenneth Boote, Carlene A. Chase, James J. Ferguson and Robert McSorley

near tree trunks of young trees. The majority of Florida citrus growers interviewed in 2001 expressed a strong interest in the use of cover crops (CC) to prevent soil degradation and to suppress weed growth (Scholberg, unpublished). Cover crops may

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Raymond Kruse and Ajay Nair

tillage or herbicides. Although effective, herbicides and excessive tillage lead to environmental issues such as herbicide-resistant weeds ( Chatham et al., 2015 ) and reduced soil organic matter ( Reicosky et al., 1995 ). Cover crops are an alternative to

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Robert L. Meagher Jr., Rodney N. Nagoshi, James T. Brown, Shelby J. Fleischer, John K. Westbrook and Carlene A. Chase

. capitata ) are annually produced ( Elwakil and Mossler, 2016 ; USDA-NASS, 2014 ). A major advantage of sunn hemp over many cover crops, particularly sorghum-sudangrass (SSG) [ Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench], is that it is a poor host for fall armyworm

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Guangyao Wang, Mathieu Ngouajio and Darryl D. Warncke

systems, cultivated muck soils may subside up to 3 cm every year because of wind erosion, compaction, and organic matter oxidation ( Hoffmann et al., 1996 ). A cover crop planted after harvest of the cash crop may help reduce soil erosion and compaction