Interspecific Competition among Catch Crops Modifies Vertical Root Biomass Distribution and Nitrate Scavenging in Soils

Interspecific Competition among Catch Crops Modifies Vertical Root Biomass Distribution and Nitrate Scavenging in Soils

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Heuermann, D., Gentsch, N., Boy, J., Schweneker, D., Feuerstein, U., von Wiren, N. 2019. Interspecific Competition among Catch Crops Modifies Vertical Root Biomass Distribution and Nitrate Scavenging in Soils. Nature, Scientific Reports. 9, Number 11531.

Agriculture, Cover crops, Cropping systems, Nitrogen, Nutrient cycling, Nutrients, Root systems, Soils, Agricultural BMPs

This study evaluated the effects of cover crop species composition on root biomass and nitrogen utilization in agricultural soils. The results indicate that multi-species cover cropping leads to higher root biomass/distribution than single-species cover cropping.

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