Elk City, Okla., no-tillers Spencer Smith (left) and his father, Jimmy Smith, talk about the Dalton Ag Mobility 600 fertilizer applicator they’re using to broadcast cereal rye into standing cotton, which is planted in 40-inch rows. The machine is PTO-driven and the Smiths can travel 6-7 mph to cover a lot of ground efficiently. The family has been seeding cereal rye on their farm for decades and say rye seeding between the rows has helped suppress weeds and markedly improve water infiltration and soil retention.
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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