Cover Crops for Soil Conservation

One of 1,702 pamphlets in the series: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) available on this site.

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"Cover crops are crops sown or planted in thick stands for the purpose of protecting and enriching the soil.... That the use of cover crops is a most efficient means for preventing soil erosion and increasing soil fertility is well known; yet this practice is not nearly so widely and extensively followed as it should be. The kinds of cover crops that should be used and the method of utilizing them to the best advantage varies in different regions, according to climatic conditions but almost everywhere cover cropping in some form can be profitably followed." -- p. 1. The bulletin ... continued below

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14 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.

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Kell, Walter V., 1889- & McKee, Roland 1936.

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  • Kell, Walter V., 1889- "Senior Agronomist, Division of Agronomy and Range Management, Soil Conservation Service."
  • McKee, Roland "Senior Agronomist, Division of Forage Crops and Diseases, Bureau of Plant Industry."

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"Cover crops are crops sown or planted in thick stands for the purpose of protecting and enriching the soil.... That the use of cover crops is a most efficient means for preventing soil erosion and increasing soil fertility is well known; yet this practice is not nearly so widely and extensively followed as it should be. The kinds of cover crops that should be used and the method of utilizing them to the best advantage varies in different regions, according to climatic conditions but almost everywhere cover cropping in some form can be profitably followed." -- p. 1. The bulletin considers cover crops as either legumes or non-legumes.

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14 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.

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Issued July 1936.

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Kell, Walter V., 1889- & McKee, Roland. Cover Crops for Soil Conservation, pamphlet, 1936; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86064/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.