Videos and presentations from the 2017 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health sessions are now available. Held December 7-8, 2017 in Indianapolis, the conference highlighted insights from some of the nation’s most innovative producers, conservation leaders and scientists on using cover crops to improve soil health. 120 more words
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Grasses, brassicas, legumes – oh my! With so many cover crop species to choose from, how does one decide?
One way is to look at what the producers in your area are using and observe how well those species will help reach the goals you have for your land. 198 more words
Pros and Cons of Cover Cropping for No-till Vegetable Production: Making sense of current research and past experiences
No-till vegetable production offers a more sustainable approach to weed management than the frequent use of herbicides and tillage, and also promotes soil health. Because cover crop based no-till vegetable production involves a different approach to management, growers may be reluctant to transition from conventional tillage without seeing the system in action and knowing its costs and benefits compared with conventional tillage. 250 more words
The Conservation Chat podcast is taking a break for the next few months, but I would like to take you back through our archives on a tour of the “Best of the Conservation Chat Podcast.” There are… 245 more words