Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/147024
Title:
Summer Cover Crop Use in Arizona Vegetable Production Systems
Author:
Wang, Guangyao (Sam); Noite, Kurt
Affiliation:
Plant Sciences, School of
Publisher:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
Jul-2010
Description:
4 pp.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/147024
Abstract:
Summer cover crops can add nitrogen to the soil, build up and maintain soil organic matter, suppress pest populations, mitigate soil erosion, and reduce nutrient leaching when they are used in Arizona vegetable systems. However, careful management is required since cover crops can modify the availability of soil nitrogen and other critical nutrients. The ratio between carbon to nitrogen (C:N) in decomposing cover crop biomass is a critical indicator of the overall process of breakdown and eventual release of nutrients. This article introduces five cover crops that could improve vegetable systems in Arizona. The mixtures of a legume and a non-legume cover crop species can also be planted to obtain desired C:N ratios to optimize the benefits of cover crops.
Type:
text; Pamphlet
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Summer cover crop; vegetable system; cowpea; lablab; sesbania; sudangrass; pearl millet
Series/Report no.:
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1519

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWang, Guangyao (Sam)en_US
dc.contributor.authorNoite, Kurten_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-25T21:54:08Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-25T21:54:08Z-
dc.date.issued2010-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/147024-
dc.description4 pp.en_US
dc.description.abstractSummer cover crops can add nitrogen to the soil, build up and maintain soil organic matter, suppress pest populations, mitigate soil erosion, and reduce nutrient leaching when they are used in Arizona vegetable systems. However, careful management is required since cover crops can modify the availability of soil nitrogen and other critical nutrients. The ratio between carbon to nitrogen (C:N) in decomposing cover crop biomass is a critical indicator of the overall process of breakdown and eventual release of nutrients. This article introduces five cover crops that could improve vegetable systems in Arizona. The mixtures of a legume and a non-legume cover crop species can also be planted to obtain desired C:N ratios to optimize the benefits of cover crops.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1519en_US
dc.subjectSummer cover cropen_US
dc.subjectvegetable systemen_US
dc.subjectcowpeaen_US
dc.subjectlablaben_US
dc.subjectsesbaniaen_US
dc.subjectsudangrassen_US
dc.subjectpearl milleten_US
dc.titleSummer Cover Crop Use in Arizona Vegetable Production Systemsen_US
dc.typetext-
dc.typePamphlet-
dc.contributor.departmentPlant Sciences, School ofen_US
dc.identifier.calsAZ1519-2010-
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