Latest Cover crop Stories
A study featured in Weed Science presents results of field experiments looking at post-dispersal seed loss of five of the most problematic weeds.
Organic matter is important for soil health and crop productivity.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research confirms that the time-tested practice of amending crop soils with manure also can help restore soils on damaged post-mining landscapes.
Loss of production may be one concern cotton producers have on the Rolling Plains when considering switching to reduced- or no-tillage systems, said Dr. Paul DeLaune, Texas AgriLife Research environmental soil scientist in Vernon.
A panel of farmers from across the U.S.
Image Caption: Painter of the burial chamber of Sennedjem. A Plowing Farmer. Credit: Yorck Project/Wikipedia Cover crops are crops that are planted to improve the quality of the soil, also known as green manure. Cover crops add fertility to the soil, control weeds and pests as well as control diseases that can be otherwise found in untreated soil. Cover crops increases the organic matter levels in the soil which only enhances the structure of the soil as well as increase the capacity for...
Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...
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