Cover Crop Diversity through Evaluation and Increase from Breeder Stocks and Germplasm Repositories
- Multiply seeds of cover crop species and accessions with high potential for utility but are not currently commercially available to obtain sufficient amounts for replicated field evaluation
- Select for the soft-seed trait in ‘Flamingo’ hairy indigo
- Evaluate on-station and on-farm for ecological services in comparison with commonly available commercial species
- Provide recommendations and make seed available for the most promising species/accessions
This work is supported by Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) project no. LS16-270 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.