cover crop roots are an essential key to understanding ecosystem services

cover crop roots are an essential key to understanding ecosystem services

crimson clover, triticale and canola

The study revealed root trait differences among the three important winter annual cover crops — canola, crimson clover and triticale. The research uncovered several important root traits, including the high root-to-shoot ratio and large production of between-row roots for triticale, which is a hybrid of winter wheat and cereal rye.

IMAGE: Joseph Amsili, Penn State