Articles Tagged with ''water infiltration''

100% Cover Cropping Brings New Benefits to No-Till Farm

Eric Eberhard of Eberhard Farms in Bellevue, Ohio, talks about the cover-crop program they’ve implemented on 100% of their no-till farm. He explains why they prefer to use Austrian winter peas before corn, the benefits of ‘planting green’ and terminating the cover later, and the changes they’ve seen in terms of water infiltration, yield and earthworm populations.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Setting a Successful No-Till Example

NRCS District Conservationist Josh Gerwin is walking the walk and using continuous no-till practices, cover crops in his own conservation farming plan.
As an NRCS District Conservationist for Ottawa and Lucas counties right on Lake Erie in Ohio, it just makes good sense that my brothers, Justin and Jeremy, and I would use no-till farming and other conservation practices.
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From the Desk of John Dobberstein

More Than What Meets the Eye

Cover crop adoption has been a little slower in parts of the Great Plains, possibly more over fear of the unknown than actual poor outcomes seen by growers. But researchers reviewing decades of cover-crop studies say there are plenty of benefits to covers, whether you farm in the warm southern Plains or cooler prairies of western Canada.
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The Rain Effect

Learn valuable information about water infiltration and ground cover by watching this video of University of Nebraska ag engineer Paul Jasa and see the results of this rainfall simulator at work.
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No-Till and Cover Crops Show Promise for Wyoming Farm

Farming in a semi-desert, Richard and Garrett Klein hope more living roots and less tillage will reduce irrigation needs and improve compacted, light soils.
It's only been 2 years since first-generation Wyoming farmer Richard Klein and his son, Garrett, stepped into the no-till arena. While they're not ready to confirm any major soil or crop improvements as a result, they like the way no-till and cover crops are impacting their soils.
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