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MU Extension’s guide shows how cover crops can benefit pollinators and wildlife

Advantages of cover crops…

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The University of Missouri Extension recently released a six-page guide that provides helpful information on managing cover crops to benefit pollinators and wildlife. (Photo: Tim Reinbutt, University of Missouri)

COLUMBIA, MO – A University of Missouri extension was recently released recommendations for growing cover crops for the benefit of pollinators and wildlife.

In a six-page guide, Establishing and Managing Cover Crops in Missouri to Benefit Wildlife and Pollinators, MU Extension Wildlife Specialist Robert Pierce explains how certain cover crop mixes can increase pollinator numbers while improving wildlife habitat, soil health and income from the harvest.

Cover crops can be used in most agricultural production systems, including double cropping systems, post-harvest for cash crops or as livestock feed, according to Tim Reinboth, director of field operations at the MU South Farm and Research Center. In addition to their agronomic and environmental benefits, cover crops can improve on-farm wildlife and pollinator habitat.

“Establishing and Managing Cover Crops in Missouri for Wildlife and Pollinators” is available for free download at extension.missouri.edu/g9499.

— University of Missouri Extension

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