80 Things You Need to Know about Agriculture: Week 25

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#54

Farmers have found that planting cover crop mixes can improve yields of subsequent crop plantings. Cover crop mixes require less water than other types of cover crops, and are particularly beneficial in settings where water is scarce.

#55

Germination testing helps growers better determine when they should plant seed. These tests take multiple soil conditions into account and indicate whether or not a particular seed has a high enough germination rate to grow in harsh weather.

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