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Rotational Crops After Potatoes Improve Soil Health

"Instead of controlling one disease versus multiple, we do the integrated way by using different crops as a nutrient input and also as a disease suppression strategy,” says Jay Hao, Professor of Plant Pathology for the University of Maine. Read more in this article from WAGM.
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Develop Mutually Agreeable Lease Terms to Reap Soil Health, Yield Rewards

Tenants and landlords should work together to resolve the many logistics around cover crops, including the number of acres planted, expenses, profits and other issues.
Statistics show that cover crop adoption is on the rise across the U.S. There was a 50% increase in the amount of land on which farmers planted cover crops between 2012 and 2017, according to the USDA’s 2017 Census of Agriculture. 


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How to Avoid Soil Compaction When Grazing Covers

Cover crops are considered one of the most effective and economical ways to improve soil health. It is important, however, to avoid causing excessive compaction that could negatively affect following crop yield and increase runoff and erosion. Read more in this article from Lancaster Farming.
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Healthier Soils Promoted by Carbon Markets

Farmers are decreasing their tillage intensity and are now considering ways to capture soil carbon for payment which may require they move to towards regenerative practices like no-till and cover crops. Tillage breaks up soil aggregates and loses carbon dioxide to the atmosphere within 5-10 minutes; while long-term no-till with cover crops starts the slow process of recovering lost carbon. Read more in this article from Ohio's Country Journal.
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[Podcast] Soil Life Needs Food — Like Cover Crops

This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Richard Purdin, Ag & Natural Resource Educator with The Ohio State University. Purdin will discuss factors to consider when starting out with cover crops, the economic benefits of cover crops, the soil health benefits of covers, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Richard Purdin, Ag & Natural Resource Educator with The Ohio State University. Purdin will discuss factors to consider when starting out with cover crops, the economic benefits of cover crops, the soil health benefits of covers, and more.
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[Podcast] Cover Crops Good Alternative to Fallow Fields in Dryland Systems

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Augustine Obour, a soil scientist with Kansas State University. Obour will discuss using cover crops for soil health and forage in dryland systems, how cover crops use moisture in dryland growing systems, which cover crop species work best in arid climates, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Augustine Obour, a soil scientist with Kansas State University. Obour will discuss using cover crops for soil health and forage in dryland systems, how cover crops use moisture in dryland growing systems, which cover crop species work best in arid climates, and more.
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[Podcast] Rain is Like a Bomb Going Off on the Soil Surface

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Jason Mallard, an Ag and Natural Resources Agent with University of Georgia Extension. Mallard will discuss the difference between water infiltration and percolation, how cover crops improve water quality, how cover crops protect the soil, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Jason Mallard, an Ag and Natural Resources Agent with University of Georgia Extension. Mallard will discuss the difference between water infiltration and percolation, how cover crops improve water quality, how cover crops protect the soil, and more.
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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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