Latest Cover crop Stories
The most recent annual results from a four-year Iowa State University study on using cover crops between rows of corn reveals that higher yields - by as much as 10 percent - are possible using the soil-saving approach to farming.
Innovators from government, academia and private industry are recognized for their impact on the weed science profession. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) February 07, 2012
Planting tall fescue grass as a ground cover in peach orchards helps protect peach trees from nematodes that attack tree roots.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) soil scientist in Colorado is helping farmers grow crops with less nitrogen-based fertilizer.
Soil quality, water quality, and possibly even farm profits will all benefit by using a perennial cover crop on corn fields that allows for similar yields to traditional farming methods.
Site Visits with Farmers Beginning this Month HARRISBURG, Pa., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today announced the award of more than $2.6 million in grant awards to 36 conservation districts within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. These funds, which will support 50 staff positions that provide technical assistance with implementing agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs), will also allow conservation district staff to begin a Chesapeake...
In their eagerness to cut nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico, people have often sought simple explanations for the problem: too many large animal operations, for instance, or farmers who apply too much fertilizer, which then flows into waterways.
As the organic food trend continues to grow; more farmers are converting from conventional agriculture to organic production.
OSCEOLA, IA, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ - Nearly one year to the day since the official launch of the RTS XT, Salford Farm Machinery Ltd.
Nearly two dozen innovators in the field of weed science were honored during the society's annual meeting, including three who received prestigious Fellow awards.
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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