Ag experts in Pacific Grove promote cover crops

The Salinas Californian, January 2013

Two local agriculture gurus presented on the challenges of cover crops to a packed room of organic farmers Friday at the EcoFarm Conference in Pacific Grove. Cover cropping is a practice where specially chosen crops are planted during the off-season to help revitalize a field’s soil. At the end of the season, the cover crops are chopped down or, in the case of non-organic farming, killed with herbicide to release the gathered nutrients back into the soil.