The roots of cover crops help hold the soil in place and
thus provide resilience to soil erosion during heavy wind
or rainfall events. Some cover crops have deep and
extensive root systems that move carbon deep into the
soil profile, and can break up compacted soil layers to
improve infiltration and drainage.
Videos: Cropping Systems & Cover Crops
Cover Crop Guide for New York Vegetable Growers
This is an online tool to help you quickly narrow the choices of cover crop for your situation. Prof. Thomas Björkman in the Horticulture Section at Cornell University developed this resource. Visit website.
Small Farms Programs – Cover Crops
Cover crops present a myriad of benefits to farmers in terms of soil health, weed suppression, improved water availability, and much more. Visit the Cornell Small Farms Program website.