Cover crops have gained elite status as a way for farmers to fight climate change. But as Gabriel Popkin explains in “A pillar of the climate-smart agriculture movement is on shaky ground,” a closer look at the growing body of research raises questions about their ability to lower greenhouse gas emissions.
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