Covering Cover Crops

Sarah Hill
Covering Cover Crops

Keys to Making Progress with Cover Crop Adoption

Conservation agriculture. Regenerative agriculture. Sustainable agriculture. Resilient agriculture. Climate smart farming. 
It doesn’t matter what you call it, cover crops are a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to building soil health and environmental stewardship. 


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Cover Crops Lower Production Costs in Cotton

A 2-year study at the University of Western Sao Paulo and Sao Paulo State University in Brazil found applying potassium (K) to a grass cover crop grown before cotton in sandy soil lowered production costs and resulted in cotton with a higher market value, according to an article on Science X news website.
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Grazing Cover Crops, Years of Experience Mean More Profits

Adding cattle to a cover crop system can be very beneficial for both livestock producers and cover crop growers, extending the grazing season and offering an additional source of expensive feedstuffs while providing soil health benefits. However, there are so many benefits to grazing that do not have a dollar value.
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PepsiCo Latest Company to Join Cover Crop Movement

I was reading an article just the other day about how Millennials are supporting sustainable industries. Every week, there is news about another company going “green” — from carbon neutrality to ensuring their products are made with organic or sustainably sourced ingredients.
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Cover Crop Investment Worth $40 More Per Acre

The Soil Health Partnership conducted an 8-month study with 7 Midwest farms in 5 states on operations ranging between 640 to 6,000 acres. The study found that growers who use cover crops made $40 more per acre than conventional growers.
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Popular Dairy Company Has Two-Thirds of Dairy Producers Growing Covers

Consumers are driving the marketplace and requiring more companies to get on board with encouraging environmentally-conscious practices from the growers who provide the raw commodities to make their products. Using cover crops, building soil health and adhering to animal welfare standards are just some examples.
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Attend the 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference

Discover cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies from the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy. The 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Aug. 5-6, in Omaha, Neb., offers a mix of thought-provoking general sessions featuring top experts; profit-boosting Strip-Till Classrooms led by strip-till authorities, and interactive farmer-to-farmer Strip-Till Roundtables.

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