Dexter, Mo., grower Johnny Hunter discusses his decision to switch from the conventionally tilled, furrow irrigated, 38-inch raised beds to a no-till system to with cover-crop mixes to improve soil health and profitability as he raises field corn, popcorn, cotton, non-GMO soybeans, rice and pumpkins. He also discusses outfitting his John Deere DB60 planter with DawnBiologic cover crop roller units to ‘plant green.’
Farmers and ranchers are businesspeople, and the questions that often present the most significant barrier to adoption of soil health management systems pertain to the business case. The Soil Health Institute interviewed 100 farmers in 9 states who have adopted soil health systems and used partial budget analysis to evaluate whether soil health practices increase or reduce profitability.
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