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A survey of cover crop practices and perceptions of sustainable farmers in North Carolina and the surrounding region

  • S. O'Connell (a1), J.M. Grossman (a2), G.D. Hoyt (a2) (a3), W. Shi (a2), S. Bowen (a4), D.C. Marticorena (a3), K.L. Fager (a3) and N.G. Creamer (a3)...

The environmental benefits of cover cropping are widely recognized but there is a general consensus that adoption levels are still quite low among US farmers. A survey was developed and distributed to more than 200 farmers engaged in two sustainable farming organizations in NC and the surrounding region to determine their level of utilization, current practices and perceptions related to cover cropping. The majority of farms surveyed had diverse crop production, production areas <8 ha, and total gross farm incomes

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