Cover crops a powerhouse tool for building carbon

Laura Van Eerd might be one of the busiest cover crop researchers in Canada – if not all of North America. 

A professor of sustainable soil management at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, Van Eerd’s work focuses on nitrogen and carbon cycling in agroecosystems. Two recent publications on cover crops look at different aspects of how cover crops can be used to boost agroecosystem services, such as storing carbon, while also improving farm economics – for example, via yield boosts.

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