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Cornell scientists land federal grants to document organic farming

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The Ithaca Journal

Cornell University researchers have received two federal grants to be used to study cover crops in organic farming and how organic practices affect yields.

An $894,000 four-year grant will study how summer cover crops such as buckwheat, sorghum-sudangrass and mustard can improve the biological processes in organic agriculture and how to transfer such knowledge to farmers, according to the Cornell Chronicle. The grants are from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Organic Research and Extension Initiative.

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