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HS387: Annual Cover Crops in Florida Vegetable Systems Part 1. Objectives:Why grow cover crops?

Figure 2. Root systems of 3 week old summer cover crops common in Florida. A) Velvetbean (root length = 5 inches); B) Sunn hemp ‘Tropic sun’ (root length = 8 inches); C) Cowpea ‘Iron clay’ (root length = 8 inches)