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  • How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published Apr 4, 2018

    With the end of deforestation and the planting of millions of trees in the decimated areas, it looked like everyone’s work was done and now the protestors could all move on to saving a different cause... Whenever the government found illegally deforested lands, landowners were fined and required to plant trees and shrubbery to return the land back to forest... This one policy change alone is responsible for permanently removing an estimated 112,000 miles of land (roughly the size of Arizona) from the rainforest... Also a part of the Accord, land was supposed to be put in permanent conservation zones... Large scale farming, logging, infrastructure expansion, wildfires, and climate change could permanently claim up to 60% of the Amazon rainforest by 2030...

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published Aug 17, 2018

    In 1611, William Aldred took his neighbor to court... Here, the feces sit until the lagoons get too full, and then the excrement is sprayed over fields as a form of fertilizer where crops used in the feeding of the pigs is grown... In 2007, that ban became permanent, so no new lagoons have been built since 1996... Will a neighbor be able to bring a successful suit against a small farmer who has a rooster that creates a noise nuisance at 5:30 am? What about the local farmer who has to spray his crops periodically to prevent pests and the ruin of his yield but irritates his organic-produce-loving-vegan neighbor? Now that the RTF statutes no longer seem to hold water, will the courts fill up with nuisance suits? We are going to have to wait and see, but many do not think this is not going to create problems for the average farmer... In an article published by the Wall Street Journal in May, Chief Executive, Ken Sullivan, said that if the lawsuits succeed, “we will have to revisit whether we can continue doing business in North Carolina...

    Categories: Hogs

    Should You Rotate Your Cover Crops? 4 Issues to Consider

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jun 15, 2018

    Growing different crops back to back provides several benefits, such as preventing pests and disease, improving soil health and reducing fertilizer inputs, all of which can boost your crop yields and your bottom line. By adding cover crops to the mix, you’re diversifying your rotation even more. But have you thought about rotating your cover crops? Should you be using the same cover crop species back to back, year after year?Dave Robison, who runs the blog PlantCoverCrops... Oregon State University Extension echos the importance of rotation with brassica family root crops — such as radish, turnip and rutabaga — saying they “must be regarded as clubroot hosts when designing a rotation. ”Michigan State University Extension advises not planting oilseed radish as a cover crop on the same field for more than two years in a row, and avoiding it when growing cabbage, broccoli or radish for cash crops because of its susceptibility to the disease...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    When is it Too Late to Seed Cover Crops?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 29, 2019

    And if you plan on seeding your cover crops after your crops are off, you have the added challenge of trying to get them seeded in a timely manner... It leads to the question: Is it ever too late to seed cover crops?The short answer: It depends... The General Manager of cover crop seed company Future Generation Ag explains that your weather conditions, location, the number of acres you have, the species of cash crop you’re coming from and going to, as well as equipment, all play a role in determining whether it’s too late to get your cover crops seeded... “It’s never too late to plant cover crops, but if you wanted the benefit in the fall and early winter, then it’s too late,” he says... Leanne Dillard recommends growers who are using cover crops for forage get their covers seeded before Christmas...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Experts warn that growing continuous peanuts or other legumes close in rotation to the peanut crop can have detrimental effects on peanuts — namely soilborne diseases. This includes leguminous cover crops. Photo by Jack Dykinga, USDA Agricultural Research Service

    Can You Use Legume Cover Crops in Your Peanut Rotation?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Aug 31, 2018

    It’s common knowledge among peanut farmers that the farther out you space your peanut crops in your rotation, the better off the peanuts will be... The reason peanut yields are lower as the crops are grown closer in rotation is due to disease... So that’s one of the reasons we try to lengthen that rotation between peanut crops. ”Growing peanuts and other legume crops too close in rotation to peanuts can result in white mold (shown in photo) or Cylindrocladium black rot on the peanut crop... Avoid Legumes Before Peanuts; Use Grasses InsteadBalkcom believes the rule of avoiding legumes before peanuts also applies to legume cover crops, and points out that the typical intended purpose of growing a legume cover, doesn’t make sense for growing in front a peanut crop anyway...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Peanuts

    AgFuse’s 31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest is Starting!

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published Apr 15, 2019

    AgFuse is excited to announce our third year of hosting a fun photo contest and we want you to be a part of it. There will be three winners with the first prize being a $200 gift card to Amazon! The second prize is a $100 Amazon gift card and the third prize is a $50 Amazon gift card. To enter our 31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest, simply take a photograph of your cover crops and post your image in the Cover Crops group on AgFuse. The winning photo will be the entry with the most engagements, which we define as the sum of likes and shares... Join the Cover Crops GroupClicking the group link above will prompt you to become a member of the group and to automatically receive notifications when activity occurs within this group...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Prevented Planting? Cover Crops Offer a Silver Lining

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2019

    Instead, it provides a great opportunity to seed cover crops... The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is also allowing farmers to hay, graze or chop cover crops on prevented plant acres earlier this year, with final grazing and haying being moved from Nov... According to the press release, growers can hay, graze, or cut cover crops for silage, haylage or baleage on prevented plant acres on or after Sept... ”In addition to weed control, cover crops also prevent negative consequences from leaving the soil fallow. Carlson says that studies have shown corn crops following bare or chemical-fallow fields experience phosphorus stress because the mycorrhizal fungi — the biology that makes phosphorus plant-available — severely decreases in population when it doesn’t have access to plant roots, its food source...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    How Cover Crops Affect Your Fertilizer Strategy

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jun 29, 2018

    When it comes to cover crops and nutrient management, a lot of the focus is on what cover crops can do for soil fertility... But how should farmers adjust their fertilizer practices for their cash crops following cover crops? John Pike, a contract researcher and cover crop specialist for the Zea Maize Foundation and IL Sustainable Agriculture Partnership, and a former Research Agronomist at the University of Illinois at Dixon Springs Research station, says that while there are some nuances that need to be planned for, the basic principles of soil fertility and crop management are much the same... “We’re talking about soil fertility and growing corn and beans and wheat or whatever the crop is, so approach it from a logical standpoint, one step at a time, to figure out the best system for the crops, soils and equipment you’re dealing with... ”Nitrogen timing is criticalFarmers first need to consider the benefits of the cover crops they’re seeding and how they may affect their fertilizer plans... Pike points out that cover crops holding onto residual nitrogen is a good thing as far as environmental stewardship is concerned, but that it also creates a challenge in some situations, because it may not be available for the future crop at the time it needs it...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Meet the Winners of AgFuse’s 31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest!

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published May 17, 2019

    The 2019 edition of our “31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest” has ended. We received many great entries and want to thank everyone for their participation... Kevin Elmy Posted on AgFuse Aneya Taylor Posted on AgFuse cover crops from Dittmar Family Farms in Felton, DE USA The second-place winner, who will receive a $100 gift card to Amazon, is Kevin Elmy from Bredenbury, Saskatchewan. Kevin Elmy Posted on AgFuse Aneya Taylor Posted on AgFuse cover crops from Dittmar Family Farms in Felton, DE USA The third-place winner, who will receive a $50 gift card to Amazon, is Aneya Taylor from Felton, Delaware. Aneya Taylor Posted on AgFuse cover crops from Dittmar Family Farms in Felton, DE USA Thanks again to everyone for being part of the fun...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Cover Crops

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    A group dedicated to spreading the knowledge of cover crops
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops

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    Rodney Michael United States, SC, Charleston

    Business Title: Treely
    Job Title: Founder
    About: Happily married, proud father of four children, grandfather of one, lover of land, founder of Treely.co
    Interests: Ag Issues in Washington, Organic, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    AgFuse Administrator United States, SC, Blenheim

    Business Title: AgFuse LLC
    Job Title: Adminstrator
    About: AgFuse is a social media network created specifically to connect farmers and agriculture professionals throughout the world.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Sam Baker United States, AZ, Tucson

    Business Title: Farm Flight LLC
    Job Title: Business Developer
    About: Hi! I am a partner at Farm Flight LLC. Our goal as a company is to provide farmers with valuable insights and data that will help them cut costs and increase yields. With the use of drones, we are able to gather data such as plant counts, survey grade geographical data, NDVI maps, weed detection and much more! Come check us out at farmflightaz.com
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Joaquin Oliverio United States, AR, Little Rock

    Job Title: FARM MANAGER
    About: Argentinian, graduated in 04. Independent Crop Manager and Consultant in Arg for more than 10 years. Regional Manager in charge of 8,000 + in the US (AR and LA) for 2 years. Now Farm Manager for a company with farms in AR, LA & MS
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    Gustavo Oceguera Mexico, Baja California Sur, San Jose del Cabo

    Business Title: Pragmaticode
    Job Title: Project Manager
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    Interests: Corn, Peanuts, Soybeans, Grain Sorghum, Dairy, Poultry, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Moringa

  • Cover Crops

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    A group dedicated to spreading the knowledge of cover crops
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops

    Treely

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    We are innovators, real estate specialists, and hands on problem solvers, serving buyers & sellers of country real estate, timber, and commercial real estate in the Carolinas.
    Interest: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Marlboro Crops

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    A group where farmers in Marlboro County, SC can provide crop scouting updates to each other.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Cover Crops

    Cover Crops Canada

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    Cover cropping in Western Canada
    Interest: Cover Crops

    Nationwide Farm Insurance

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    Our commitment to agriculture began in 1909, through decades of service we have earned our position as the #1 farm insurer in the country. Let our expertise help protect your future.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Agribusiness

    Agribusiness Insurance Advisors

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    We are an insurance agency dedicated to providing competitive insurance and risk transfer solutions that protect farms, families and agribusiness companies that we serve.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing, Agribusiness, Ag Issues in Washington, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Organic, Precision Ag, Timber Production, Canola, Rice, Hogs

    Fertility And Soils

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    A group dedicated to providing information on crop fertility and soil qualities.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Cover Crops

    Grain Dryer

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    Grain Dryer & Grain Drying Technology
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Poultry, Cover Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Farmpally Free Agropreneur Promotions

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    At Farmpally.com, we're helping farmers to keep documents of their farm activities, showcasing them and helping them to market their produce and seedlings to other farmers. This comes at NO COSTS
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Social Media & Agriculture

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    A place to share ideas, testimonials, and stories about bridging the gap between farmers and the end consumer. If you are passionate about telling your story, join now.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published Apr 4, 2018

    With the end of deforestation and the planting of millions of trees in the decimated areas, it looked like everyone’s work was done and now the protestors could all move on to saving a different cause... Whenever the government found illegally deforested lands, landowners were fined and required to plant trees and shrubbery to return the land back to forest... This one policy change alone is responsible for permanently removing an estimated 112,000 miles of land (roughly the size of Arizona) from the rainforest... Also a part of the Accord, land was supposed to be put in permanent conservation zones... Large scale farming, logging, infrastructure expansion, wildfires, and climate change could permanently claim up to 60% of the Amazon rainforest by 2030...

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published Aug 17, 2018

    In 1611, William Aldred took his neighbor to court... Here, the feces sit until the lagoons get too full, and then the excrement is sprayed over fields as a form of fertilizer where crops used in the feeding of the pigs is grown... In 2007, that ban became permanent, so no new lagoons have been built since 1996... Will a neighbor be able to bring a successful suit against a small farmer who has a rooster that creates a noise nuisance at 5:30 am? What about the local farmer who has to spray his crops periodically to prevent pests and the ruin of his yield but irritates his organic-produce-loving-vegan neighbor? Now that the RTF statutes no longer seem to hold water, will the courts fill up with nuisance suits? We are going to have to wait and see, but many do not think this is not going to create problems for the average farmer... In an article published by the Wall Street Journal in May, Chief Executive, Ken Sullivan, said that if the lawsuits succeed, “we will have to revisit whether we can continue doing business in North Carolina...

    Categories: Hogs

    Should You Rotate Your Cover Crops? 4 Issues to Consider

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jun 15, 2018

    Growing different crops back to back provides several benefits, such as preventing pests and disease, improving soil health and reducing fertilizer inputs, all of which can boost your crop yields and your bottom line. By adding cover crops to the mix, you’re diversifying your rotation even more. But have you thought about rotating your cover crops? Should you be using the same cover crop species back to back, year after year?Dave Robison, who runs the blog PlantCoverCrops... Oregon State University Extension echos the importance of rotation with brassica family root crops — such as radish, turnip and rutabaga — saying they “must be regarded as clubroot hosts when designing a rotation. ”Michigan State University Extension advises not planting oilseed radish as a cover crop on the same field for more than two years in a row, and avoiding it when growing cabbage, broccoli or radish for cash crops because of its susceptibility to the disease...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    When is it Too Late to Seed Cover Crops?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 29, 2019

    And if you plan on seeding your cover crops after your crops are off, you have the added challenge of trying to get them seeded in a timely manner... It leads to the question: Is it ever too late to seed cover crops?The short answer: It depends... The General Manager of cover crop seed company Future Generation Ag explains that your weather conditions, location, the number of acres you have, the species of cash crop you’re coming from and going to, as well as equipment, all play a role in determining whether it’s too late to get your cover crops seeded... “It’s never too late to plant cover crops, but if you wanted the benefit in the fall and early winter, then it’s too late,” he says... Leanne Dillard recommends growers who are using cover crops for forage get their covers seeded before Christmas...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Experts warn that growing continuous peanuts or other legumes close in rotation to the peanut crop can have detrimental effects on peanuts — namely soilborne diseases. This includes leguminous cover crops. Photo by Jack Dykinga, USDA Agricultural Research Service

    Can You Use Legume Cover Crops in Your Peanut Rotation?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Aug 31, 2018

    It’s common knowledge among peanut farmers that the farther out you space your peanut crops in your rotation, the better off the peanuts will be... The reason peanut yields are lower as the crops are grown closer in rotation is due to disease... So that’s one of the reasons we try to lengthen that rotation between peanut crops. ”Growing peanuts and other legume crops too close in rotation to peanuts can result in white mold (shown in photo) or Cylindrocladium black rot on the peanut crop... Avoid Legumes Before Peanuts; Use Grasses InsteadBalkcom believes the rule of avoiding legumes before peanuts also applies to legume cover crops, and points out that the typical intended purpose of growing a legume cover, doesn’t make sense for growing in front a peanut crop anyway...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Peanuts

    AgFuse’s 31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest is Starting!

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published Apr 15, 2019

    AgFuse is excited to announce our third year of hosting a fun photo contest and we want you to be a part of it. There will be three winners with the first prize being a $200 gift card to Amazon! The second prize is a $100 Amazon gift card and the third prize is a $50 Amazon gift card. To enter our 31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest, simply take a photograph of your cover crops and post your image in the Cover Crops group on AgFuse. The winning photo will be the entry with the most engagements, which we define as the sum of likes and shares... Join the Cover Crops GroupClicking the group link above will prompt you to become a member of the group and to automatically receive notifications when activity occurs within this group...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Prevented Planting? Cover Crops Offer a Silver Lining

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2019

    Instead, it provides a great opportunity to seed cover crops... The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is also allowing farmers to hay, graze or chop cover crops on prevented plant acres earlier this year, with final grazing and haying being moved from Nov... According to the press release, growers can hay, graze, or cut cover crops for silage, haylage or baleage on prevented plant acres on or after Sept... ”In addition to weed control, cover crops also prevent negative consequences from leaving the soil fallow. Carlson says that studies have shown corn crops following bare or chemical-fallow fields experience phosphorus stress because the mycorrhizal fungi — the biology that makes phosphorus plant-available — severely decreases in population when it doesn’t have access to plant roots, its food source...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    How Cover Crops Affect Your Fertilizer Strategy

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jun 29, 2018

    When it comes to cover crops and nutrient management, a lot of the focus is on what cover crops can do for soil fertility... But how should farmers adjust their fertilizer practices for their cash crops following cover crops? John Pike, a contract researcher and cover crop specialist for the Zea Maize Foundation and IL Sustainable Agriculture Partnership, and a former Research Agronomist at the University of Illinois at Dixon Springs Research station, says that while there are some nuances that need to be planned for, the basic principles of soil fertility and crop management are much the same... “We’re talking about soil fertility and growing corn and beans and wheat or whatever the crop is, so approach it from a logical standpoint, one step at a time, to figure out the best system for the crops, soils and equipment you’re dealing with... ”Nitrogen timing is criticalFarmers first need to consider the benefits of the cover crops they’re seeding and how they may affect their fertilizer plans... Pike points out that cover crops holding onto residual nitrogen is a good thing as far as environmental stewardship is concerned, but that it also creates a challenge in some situations, because it may not be available for the future crop at the time it needs it...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Meet the Winners of AgFuse’s 31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest!

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published May 17, 2019

    The 2019 edition of our “31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest” has ended. We received many great entries and want to thank everyone for their participation... Kevin Elmy Posted on AgFuse Aneya Taylor Posted on AgFuse cover crops from Dittmar Family Farms in Felton, DE USA The second-place winner, who will receive a $100 gift card to Amazon, is Kevin Elmy from Bredenbury, Saskatchewan. Kevin Elmy Posted on AgFuse Aneya Taylor Posted on AgFuse cover crops from Dittmar Family Farms in Felton, DE USA The third-place winner, who will receive a $50 gift card to Amazon, is Aneya Taylor from Felton, Delaware. Aneya Taylor Posted on AgFuse cover crops from Dittmar Family Farms in Felton, DE USA Thanks again to everyone for being part of the fun...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Cover crops not only helped Russell Hedrick win the 2016 North Carolina Dryland and No-Till Dryland yield contest, they also saved him $123 per acre on fertilizer and herbicide costs.

    How Yield Champions Use Cover Crops for Growing Higher Bushels

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jun 1, 2018

    ”The seven wonders, ranked in order of most influence on yield, are:WeatherNitrogenHybridPrevious cropPlant populationTillageGrowth regulatorsWhile Below was referring to the cash crop rotation in the fourth wonder, some farmers are taking it one step further by seeding cover crops... Below two state corn yield champions share how cover crops helped them capture contest wins, while also improving their soil and boosting their profits... While Russell Hedrick didn’t intend for his yield-winning corn to follow corn — most of his farm is in a corn-soybean rotation, occasionally with some small grains — it proved just how beneficial cover crops can be in a mono-cropping situation... “Those cover crops coming into the equation have really helped us with our profitability... “We did not have a lot of money invested in those high-yield crops,” he says...

  • Posted By Maria Dampman
    Apr 4, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/how-brazilian-big-agriculture-is-destroying-the-brazilian-amazon

    Posted By Cotton News
    Jan 17

    https://www.farmprogress.com/cover-crops/research-showing-cover-crops-benefit-cotton

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Jan 17

    https://www.agriculture.com/crops/cover-crops/protecting-and-improving-soil-with-no-till-and-cover-crops

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Jan 15

    https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/news-opinion/news/a-cover-cropcocktail/

    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    Jan 14

    https://www.agdaily.com/crops/ways-cover-crops-protect-natural-resources/

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Jan 14

    http://www.kmaland.com/ag/census-shows-cover-crop-momentum/article_55ec9a7b-6440-522a-9ef9-61e41acc8dc5.html

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Jan 8

    https://www.no-tillfarmer.com/articles/9198-cover-crops-incorporated-into-rotational-grazing-improves-soil-health

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Jan 6

    https://www.no-tillfarmer.com/articles/9301-focus-on-scouting-and-plant-diversity-to-build-army-of-beneficial-insects

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Jan 3

    https://www.lancasterfarming.com/farming/soil/cover-crops-economic-impact/article_88b70715-6091-5520-bf36-1c7db28134ce.html

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Dec 31, 2019

    https://agfuse.com/article/early-cover-crop-benefits-what-can-you-expect-in-the-first-year-