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    Author(s): Robert Hawkins
    Date: 2005
    Source: In: Dumroese, R. K.; Riley, L. E.; Landis, T. D., tech. coords. 2005. National proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations—2004; 2004 July 12–15; Charleston, NC; and 2004 July 26–29; Medford, OR. Proc. RMRS-P-35. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 31-32
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    The use of cover crops is one essential step in management of nursery soils. Cover crops serve many different purposes within the soil. First, cover crops help in reducing erosion by stabilizing soil. Second, cover crops can be used as a visual guide to nutrient deficiencies in fields prior to sowing seedling crops. Most important, cover crops build organic matter, which has a positive effect on seedling growth. sorghum-sudan grass, wheat, and rye. established rye over the seedbeds. by the use of the irrigation system if necessary.

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    Hawkins, Robert. 2005. Panel Discussion: Cover Crops Used at Vallonia Nursery, Indiana Division of Forestry. In: Dumroese, R. K.; Riley, L. E.; Landis, T. D., tech. coords. 2005. National proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations—2004; 2004 July 12–15; Charleston, NC; and 2004 July 26–29; Medford, OR. Proc. RMRS-P-35. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 31-32

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    bareroot seedlings, organic content, living mulch

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