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Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews Winfred Hybrid Turnip.
A resurging interest in cover crops raises a new set of practical questions from farmers looking to improve soil health.
Kelly Craven, Ph.D., an associate professor of microbial symbiology, discusses his work with agronomist James Rogers, Ph.D., to better understand the impacts of cover cropping and tillage practices on the microbial communities, and ultimately the health, of Oklahoma soils.
Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, answers a rancher's questions about which cover crop species work best in Oklahoma and Texas.
James Rogers, Ph.D., associate professor of forage systems, is testing how cover crops can be grown as summer forage.
Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews Selby Flax.
Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews Mancan Buckwheat.
Cover crops can boost soil health. But there is much to learn about which species work best in Oklahoma and Texas.
Rob Myers, Ph.D., regional coordinator for North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education at the University of Missouri, describes Bill Buckner, retiring president and CEO of the Noble Research Institute, as an advocate for cover crops who is committed to helping farmers and ranchers overcome challenges in adopting them for their soil health benefits.
Specialty crop growers can use protected agriculture technologies to manage risks associated with growing fruits and vegetables in unpredictable, often extreme weather events. Technologies include raised beds equipped with plastic mulch film, floating crop covers, low tunnels and high tunnel hoop houses.