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Mixed-species forage crops can have similar benefits as traditional cover crops.
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.
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.
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.
Presentation by Sotirios Archontoulis, Ph.D. and Michael Castellano, Ph.D., associate professors with Iowa State University. Recorded at the Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, Okla., on May 10, 2018.
Many land managers incorporate prescribed fires into a management plan alongside grazing livestock. Other land managers feel it is not feasible to graze and burn on the same operation. But when prescribed fire is used strategically, its benefits outweigh any negatives.