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Cover crops can provide soil health benefits, but it is important to have a plan. Before growing cover crops, producers should consider goals, herbicide and pesticide use, and available resources.
Generally speaking, a 1% increase in organic matter corresponds to an increase in soil water-holding capacity by about 20,000 gallons of water per acre.
Regenerating the land is achievable, but it is not a recipe. It starts with a belief that soil, water, plant, animal and human are all connected, meaning every decision must work with this natural rhythm and not in spite of it.
Three Oklahoma ranchers share their regenerative agriculture experiences and best advice for those on the Journey.
A research study investigating the use of cover crops and tilled and no-till beef cattle grazing systems leads to more questions about crop rotations, species, economics and soil health.
Oklahoma rancher with 25 years of soil-building experience uses no-till and cover crops to improve his soil biology.
The benefit to planting a mixture of cool-season forages is you’ll be able to carry your animals into the winter without being as dependent on hay.
Wind and water carries tons of topsoil, the foundation of life, away from farmland each year. The soil, and its ability to produce food, slowly weakens. Farmers and ranchers are increasingly adopting an old-time armor for soil: cover crops. But they have many questions that still need answered.
The sunflowers along Sam Noble Parkway are being grown as a cover crop and as a border around cover crop research plots.