Results for pages tagged with "soil health"
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Mixed-species forage crops can have similar benefits as traditional cover crops.
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.
Many factors should be considered to determine the economic value of cover crops.
Without fire on rangelands, many of the soil health building principles are much harder to achieve.
Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, reviews one of his favorite grass cover crops: Browntop Millet.
As we continue to stargaze, dreaming of the great mysteries above us, we have another historic exploration opportunity. One that is closer. One that requires us to look down, not up. In the 15th century, Leonardo da Vinci said, "We know more about the movement of the celestial bodies than the soil underfoot." More than 500 years later, this fact remains true.
Sally Rockey, Ph.D., Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research executive director, shares her perspective on why FFAR's and the Noble Research Institute's investment in cover crops, and ultimately soil health, is important.