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Facing a spud slump? Switching up your rotation crop can boost potato yield and help the environment

Prince Edward Island (PEI) farmers in Canada commonly plant forage legumes, like red clover, in year two of their conventional three-year crop rotation prior to planting potatoes. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researcher, Dr. Yefang Jiang, recently completed a six-year study to find out how this rotation affects nitrogen levels in soil and water.

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