Cover Crop Diversity

Sunn hemp cultivar - Sanni
2018 cover crop trial at the UF Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra, FL

Cover Crop Diversity through Evaluation and Increase from Breeder Stocks and Germplasm Repositories

Project Objectives

  1. 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

  2. Select for the soft-seed trait in ‘Flamingo’ hairy indigo

  3. Evaluate on-station and on-farm for ecological services in comparison with commonly available commercial species

  4. Provide recommendations and make seed available for the most promising species/accessions