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How do cover crops help prevent soil erosion?

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How do cover crops help prevent soil erosion?

Cover Crops:

If you go to a corn farm, you're pretty likely to see rows of corn. No surprise there. But there's also a chance you'll see other things growing in between the rows of corn. These are cover crops, often grown not for profit but to help prevent soil erosion.

Answer and Explanation:

Cover crops are added to land to help stabilize the soil, and they help prevent erosion in a few ways.

First, the roots of plants have a major impact...

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Soil Erosion: Effects & Prevention

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