No till notes - cover crops?


I intentionally put a question mark behind my title “Cover Crops” for this article because I think they have raised more questions than any production practice I’ve seen in farming. I don’t think there is any doubt the production of cover crops can improve the soil. The big question is how to implement them profitably into a cropping system.

In Furrow magazine recently published an article titled “Cover Crops Face Off With Fallow”. The article looks at some claims that cover crops save more moisture in the soil than traditional long term fallow. Recent research and field trials...

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