Soil Health

Rolling Covers, Planting Non-GMOs ‘Green’ Leads to Efficient, Thriving No-Till System

By relying on good farm data to improve their operation, Rick Clark and family are capitalizing on the non-GMO crop market while cutting costs, building soil health and stabilizing yields.
Yield doesn’t drive Rick Clark’s no-till system. Instead, the fifth generation no-tiller intensely focuses on building soil health as the driver of his family’s 7,000-acre operation near Williamsport, Ind.
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Explore Soil Health on the Farm

SARE’s new infographic, What is Soil Health?, explores how sustainable management practices impact soil structure, water holding capacity and erosion while increasing the resilience and profitability of the entire system.
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Carbonomics: Opening a Carbon Currency Exchange Within a Cover Crop Ecosystem

Crop diversity and biological activity in a cover-cropped farming system ensures healthy interactions between plants, roots and soil organisms, says Keith Berns.
Likening a healthy, robust industrial economy to the types of biological activities taking place underground in a no-till, cover-cropped farming system isn’t a stretch of the imagination.
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Healing Battered Fields, Pastures with Adaptive Grazing

Growers with livestock can improve soil health and increase forage production by moving animals more frequently, controlling field access and increasing recovery times for plants, says grazing consultant Allen Williams.
As Allen Williams sees it, the world’s “oldest watering system” is the symbiotic relationship between plants and the soil, which mediates 90% of plant function.
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Making Cover Crops Pay — For You

Farmers looking to invest in their soils and put more money in their pocket should consider what cover crops have to offer.
Cover crops have been used on American farms for over 75 years, but it wasn’t until 2012 that the practice really started to be tracked in annual surveys.
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Attend the 2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference

Join the most innovative, forward-thinking strip-till farmers, agronomists and researchers today at the 6th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Peoria, Ill., August 1-2, 2019. Discover practical cover cropping techniques and hundreds of proven ideas to boost your strip-till yields.

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