In today's episode, regional team leader with Indiana's NRCS, Barry Fisher, will focus on strategies no-tillers can implement to regenerate soil health after experiencing saturated spring soil conditions.
When faced with soils that have lost micro- and macro-pores due to excessive moisture and resultant compaction, Barry suggests “when in doubt, plant,” a reference to adding cover crops.
The veteran soil health expert will also talk about the importance of maintaining a zero-disturbance environment when trying to regenerate soil health.
He’ll continue with a discussion on the basics of cover crop planning, the timing of seeding and some of the beneficial combinations of common species that will maximize your yields for both corn and soybeans.
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Intro Music: Adam Selzer - True North
Interlude Music: Alialujah Choir - Little Picture (Instrumental)