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A pea – oat – tillage radish cover crop seeded in early August, pictured on October 17.

Expecting an early cereal harvest? Try growing a cover crop

A nitrogen boost is just one of many benefits of adding cover crops to the rotation

In many parts of Manitoba spring cereals were seeded early this year, and harvest may occur directly after winter wheat harvest. An early harvest means that there may still be two months of warm weather between harvest and freeze-up — warmth that could be used to grow a late-season cover crop. Cover crops are known