Part 11 of the 14-part Small Grain Production Manual discusses the benefits of cover cropping with small grains, including nitrogen interaction, water use, and cultivar selection.
The Small Grain Production Manual is a 14-part free online publication that presents essential information on producing wheat, barley, oat, triticale, and rye, from growth and development through seedbed preparation, fertilization, and irrigation, to pest management, crop rotation, cover cropping, and harvesting and storage. The manual also includes an overview of small grain production in California, as well as a handy troubleshooting guide. Color photographs, drawings, charts, graphs, tables, and references.
Free publication that you can download.
You can also download all 14 sections of the Small Grain Production Manual in a single, 9.6MB document.
This publication requires the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader. You can download a free copy of the Acrobat Reader from Adobe