Category Archives: Cover Crops/Rotations/Nutrient Management

Articles discussing the usage of cover crops and crop rotations.

Thoughts From The Quivira Conference

Departing a bit from the norm of linking to articles and such – I’m wanting to share a few concepts I picked up while at the Quivira Coalition’s annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico last week. It was an excellent conference … Continue reading

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Study: “Increasing Cropping System Diversity Balances Productivity, Profitability and Environmental Health”

This link is to a very rigorous study spearheaded by USDA and university researchers in Iowa on the Marsden Farm. The publication itself is quite lengthy and I have yet to read/study all parts of it but the abstract and conclusions … Continue reading

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Some Simple Cover Crop Economics

Aaron Waller, Colorado/Wyoming Ag Economist with NRCS, put together this relatively simple illustration of the economics of using cover crops, specifically with cost share aid from NRCS. Hey if I can understand it anybody can. One of the major issues the “jury” seems to still be … Continue reading

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Dwayne Beck on Cover Crops and Equipment in No-Till Farmer

Just doing some perusing on the net and ran across this article from last summer in “No-Till Farmer”. The author distills some of Dwayne Beck’s knowledge, a pioneer in no-till, into a few concise paragraphs and it’s quite informative. Beck’s take … Continue reading

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“Under Cover Farmers…” Cover Crop Video from NRCS ENTC Excellent!

This video is a bit long but if you’re at all interested in cover crops and soil health it’s worth the time. It’s a good general overview of cover cropping systems and what stands out to me is the focus … Continue reading

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