"Planting green." Here is our roller crimper in action. It's 15 foot wide, run between 10-14 mph depending on the size of the field, and the driver has to plan it out carefully. This enables the person planting to plant with the rolled covers instead of against it.
7 way blend of rye, tillage radish, vetch, mustard, clover, buckwheat and sun hemp (both winterkilled) behind peanuts going into cotton. Will be running a test with Clemson on planting into it green vs rolled and strip tilled. Also will compare up to 15 different N rates on the cotton. More to come on that later.
"Improving soil health can help farmers build drought resilience, increase nutrient availability, suppress diseases, reduce erosion and nutrient losses, and increase economic benefits, according to recent Soil Health Institute research."
"Manure is an excellent source of valuable nutrients. However, it is susceptible to nutrient loss and impacts to water quality when applied long before a crop is present to take up the nutrients that manure provides. Cover crops can help to bridge this gap." - @Brian Dougherty
"Myths surrounding cover crops typically fall into one of two camps. The first camp is that of detriment, with concerns about available moisture being sucked up in a drought prone area or fear that cash crop yields will be hurt. The second is misplaced expectations — placing cover crops on a pedestal as the Holy Grail to simultaneously fix every production woe."
"Cover crops are often part of a suite of conservation practices that comprise a farmer’s soil health management system. Other conservation practices, such as no-till farming and a written nutrient management plan, are more common on fields with cover crops than on fields without cover crops."
"While the current systems of modern agronomy strive to satisfy the demands of producers to meet their crop yield goals, only a small minority of producers are aware that restoring their soils to a higher level of functionality is the real issue they face if they are to stay in business."