Cover Crops Improve Soil, Mitigate Climate Change

Feb 16, 2016

Buckwheat has been sown between rows of cabernet sauvignon grapes in this test plot at UC Riverside.
Credit UC Riverside

  Last year, according to a UC Davis report, the drought cost California’s agricultural economy about one-point-eight-billion-dollars. One response to this—and to climate change in general—has been an expanded use of cover crops, as Byrhonda Lyons reports.