Tags » Cover Crops

Cover crops

The Sunday NY Times business section carried a lengthy, informative article about the increasing use of cover crops in large-scale commercial agriculture. Cover crops are planted while fields lie fallow, and they are values not for their commercial value but for the ecological services they supply: when tilled into the soil, they enrich the soil with organic matter; while they remain standing, they help control erosion. 141 more words

Sustainability

Blueberries & Rye

Even though it’s February and a little early for us to plant outdoors, there is still plenty of work to be done around our tiny farm… 418 more words

Natural Gardening

ASA webinar on cover crops

The webinar, “So, Why Do You Want to Grow Cover Crops?” will be presented by the American Society of Agronomy February 11 from 12 PM to 1 PM Eastern Time. 144 more words

News

Cover Crops For Phoenix??~ PS

Cover Crops truly help us farm, this is how!

         Cover crops are plants that is used to slow erosion, improve soil, make water easier to get through crops, smother the weeds, help control pests such insects and rodents and diseases. 43 more words

Attend an upcoming cover crop workshop near you!

Iowa Learning Farms, Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group, will host six cover crop workshops this spring in Cerro Gordo, O’Brien, Black Hawk, Johnson, Mahaska, and Pottawattamie counties. 337 more words

North Idaho Forage School

On November 2, 2015, over 50 hay producers showed up at the Boundary County Fairgrounds to learn about forage topics including fertilizing, weeds, insect pests like the alfalfa weevil, economics, crop insurance, cover crops, and marketing. 323 more words

Cover Crops: Spotlight on Grasses

The benefits of cover crops are undeniable: helping to protect from soil erosion during the “brown” months, uptaking nutrients that would otherwise be vulnerable to leaching, forage value for livestock, and, over time, helping to build soil organic matter. 781 more words