By Daniel Drost | June 2nd, 2017

Organic Vegetable Cropping in Utah: Enhancing Cover Crop performance with Targeted Nutrient Additions

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Growers throughout the Intermountain West need local information on cropping options that allow better nutrient cycling and improved pest management for vegetables. Detailed information on cover crop systems and supplemental nutrient additions are needed to ensure sufficient nutrients are available to ensure sustainable levels of vegetable growth. This project will address issues related to nutrient cycling with cover crops and decrease chemical inputs on organic and conventional farms. In addition, increased marketing opportunities will be available by extension of production windows earlier and later in the season thereby increasing farm income.