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Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews a cover crops mixture from a combination of all 42 cover crop varieties.
Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews Red Ripper Cow Peas.
Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews Hutcheson Soybean.
A resurging interest in cover crops raises a new set of practical questions from farmers looking to improve soil health.
Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews Iron and Clay Cowpea.
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.
Plants need to eat to live. Their food commonly comes in the form of fertilizer. But the plants rarely finish their dinner. Excess washes away, wasting time and money as well as causing environmental concerns. Scientists are looking within the plants themselves to unlock their natural abilities to more efficiently use nutrients.
Noble scientists are using the gene editing technique CRISPR to improve legume cover crops.