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Many factors should be considered to determine the economic value of cover crops.
Cover crops can add diversity to a system to benefit wildlife species in addition to extending the grazing season and improving soil health.
Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews Kodiak Brown Mustard.
Soil testing offers information that can lead to more informed decision-making and ultimately greater productivity and profitability. Sample in early spring for summer crops and in the summer for fall and winter crops.
Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, answers a rancher's questions about which cover crop species work best in Oklahoma and Texas.
The Noble Research Institute's drought information serves as a central repository for information to help agricultural producers manage their properties and resources throughout this difficult situation.
Noble Research Institute develops improved varieties of small grains (wheat, rye, triticale and oat) and perennial cool-season forages (tall fescue and alfalfa). Since 1956, Noble Research Institute has released 25 forage varieties.
Cool-season perennial grasses can improve seasonal forage, but successful establishment requires control of naturally reseeding ryegrass, rescuegrass and other winter annual weeds.
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.