Cover Crops for Canada


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Barley Cover Crop

A cover crop is any crop grown to provide soil cover; they can be used for purposes such as prevention of soil erosion and blocking weeds. The following is a list of cover crops suitable for growing in various regions of Canada.

See Regional Canadian Crops chart.

Click here to see full chart.

For more information on cover crops, see the 2010 Old Farmer’s Almanac, available in our Web store.

Check out our list of United States cover crops as well.

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