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Testing Cover Crops' Ability to Hold and Release Nutrients

Trey Hill of Harborview Farms in Rockhall, Md., talks about the cover crop test plot they’re working on with University of Maryland soil scientist Ray Weil through a program with the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. They’re studying the amount of nutrients the cover crops can hold onto and when Harborview Farms can expect to see those nutrients used by their cash crops.
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Keep Yields From Cooling Off

Cover crops can offset the major causes of yield drag in fields making the transition to no-till and improve the soil biology of fields lacking crop and residue diversity
If you had to scavenge for food from Thanksgiving to Easter, chances are you wouldn’t be very productive and may not survive. The same is true of soil microbes.
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