Posts tagged with: cover crops

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Why Strip Tillage?

By Ryan Maher / July 15, 2019

Repeated, intensive tillage degrades soil structure and creates compacted layers than can restrict plant roots. Strip tillage targets soil disturbance to the planting zone and can help retain surface residue,…

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Cover Crop Economics: Opportunities to Improve Your Bottom Line in Row Crops

By Nina Sannes / July 15, 2019

Cover crops present a myriad of benefits to farmers in terms of soil health, weed suppression, improved water availability, and much more. The millions of acres of cover crops currently…

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From Vine to Wine — Vermont Farmer Cultivates Cold Climate Grapevines

By Amy Overstreet / January 14, 2019

Grapevine grower finds conservation success with high tunnels, irrigation, and cover crops. In an industry where winemakers are celebrated, their names etched upon the bottles of wine, it’s the farmers…

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Building Healthy Pasture Soils

By Lee Rinehart / June 28, 2018

The following article is an excerpt from the factsheet “Building Healthy Pasture Soils” available in full at and can be downloaded as a free PDF at the website, along with many other guides…

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No-Till Organic Relay Cropping in Kentucky

By Ryan Maher / January 8, 2018

Salamander Springs Farm uses powerful cover crop sequences to produce crops, forage and seed. Susana Lein is ahead of the curve.  She has put together so many practices at Salamander…

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All Dressed Up and No Place to Snow: Filling Soil Health Prescriptions with Targeted Cover Crops

By Annie Bass / July 4, 2011

Can you name fifteen uses for cover crops? Thomas Bjorkman, an associate professor of horticulture at Cornell University, can. And he’s using this list of “management goals”—including weed reduction, erosion…

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