Plastina study cited in cover crop debate

February 10, 2020

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaA study led by Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, on cover crop use by farmers, was cited in a Feb. 7 story on KMAland radio.

“We have a substantial body of research that shows cover crops have positive long-term benefits for water quality, soil health and the environment,” Plastina said of the study. “And farmers can take advantage of cost-share programs. But it’s likely the number of acres planted won’t substantially scale up if the practice doesn’t at least break-even in the short term.”