Summer Annual Grains

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One of the major challenges facing the Forever Green Initiative is how to fit cover crops and winter annual crops into Minnesota’s short growing seasons around corn and soybeans, both bred to be early-planted and late-harvested. Summer-planted grains can increase the scope for winter annual and cover crop development by providing a cash crop whose growing period complements that of the winter crops, allowing them more time to develop spring biomass or mature grain.

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