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Ag News and Views: August 2017

Cover Crop Economic Considerations

Many factors should be considered to determine the economic value of cover crops.

Cover Crops Add Diversity for Wildlife

Cover crops can add diversity to a system to benefit wildlife species in addition to extending the grazing season and improving soil health.

Cover Crops: A Tool in Agricultural Production

Cover crops are a tool in agricultural production just as tractors and herbicides are tools. When used correctly and with purpose, they can be effective. When used incorrectly or with unrealistic expectations, they can be harmful.

Is Prescribed Fire a Friend or Foe to Soil Health?

Without fire on rangelands, many of the soil health building principles are much harder to achieve.

Observations of 20-Plus Cover Crop Species

Noble Research Institute staff have experimented with growing cover crops in various environments in the Ardmore, Oklahoma, area over the past several years. Here are some observations.