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Category Archives: Making the Transition
This recent article in Beef Magazine addresses the benefits of cover crops in conjunction with fall cattle grazing. The article briefly touches on a point that I’ve been pondering – soil water holding capacity. And the question: Do cover crops really … Continue reading
This short video succinctly says it all. Listen to this man! This is what it’s all about and the attitude necessary to go down this road to sustainability, healthy soils, healthy crops, healthy people, AND a healthy bottom line. Also a … Continue reading
I prefer to let my links do the talking and this is no exception. A powerful video by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) showing the multitude of benefits derived from no-till and some of the nuances of making the transition from … Continue reading
In the western U.S. one of the most significant stumbling blocks to using soil health building practices (or tools) is the dependence on furrow irrigation. Of course furrow irrigation, by definition, causes a pretty major soil disturbance. There is also the issue … Continue reading
Making the transition to no tillage Very informative article by Jon Stika, Resource Soil Scientist with NRCS in North Dakota.