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Old June 29, 2015   #1
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Default Mono vs polyculture cover crops

Two new posts written by Andrew McGuire.

Andrew McGuire is an Irrigated Cropping Systems Agronomist for Washington State University Extension. He works with farmers in the Columbia Basin of Central Washington in improving soils through cover crops and high residue farming systems.

Monoculture vs. Polyculture Part I

Monoculture vs. Polyculture Part II



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Two new posts written by Andrew McGuire.

Andrew McGuire is an Irrigated Cropping Systems Agronomist for Washington State University Extension. He works with farmers in the Columbia Basin of Central Washington in improving soils through cover crops and high residue farming systems.

Monoculture vs. Polyculture Part I

Monoculture vs. Polyculture Part II



Interesting, but they left off the most important emergent property, soil health.
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