In Their Own Words: Making Cover Crops Work
Cover Crops, Soil Health

In Their Own Words: Making Cover Crops Work

Three no-tillers and ranchers speaking at the Southern Soil Health Conference in Ardmore, Okla., share how integrating cover crops into their livestock operations improved soil health, productivity and profitability.

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Doug Miller, agronomist and vice president of Midwest Bio-Tech, will help you understand the fertility value of the nutrients in crop residue and how the residue decay process affects your bottom line. In addition, Miller shares what he’s learned about soil health and residue decay through the use of Solvita tests. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]

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Cover Cropping to Aid the Transition to No-Till and Lessons Learned Jumping in Feet First

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Johnny Hunter has not been afraid to jump into no-till and cover cropping with both feet first. The Essex, Mo., farmer of 5,400 acres began his transition to no-till in 2012 and immediately began working with various cover crops in his diverse system that includes field corn, popcorn, soybeans, rice and pumpkins. In this webinar, Hunter shares the following about his cover cropping system... [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]

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