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While cover crops are being utilized across the U.S., in all 50 states, adoption has lagged behind a bit in semi-arid climates due to concerns about soil moisture being depleted.
After sharing some real examples of farmers from semi-arid climates that are using cover crops in part 1, Steve Groff leads a question-and-answer discussion in part 2 with farmers about the challenges of managing covers in low-rainfall areas. Groff and farmers discuss weather and timing issues, soil moisture considerations, nutrient management and cover crop species that seem to work best in droughty situations. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
Transitioning to No-Till, Cover Crops in the ‘Dust Bowl’
Learn how Nick Vos pushes to overcome moisture challenges on his farm in southwestern Kansas by no-tilling and using covers to recycle available nutrients and keep his sandy soils protected.
[Video] Making Cover Crops Work in Area with Less Than 20-Inch Rainfall
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