Try cover crops in a drought year

08/21/2012 - 08/30/2012

Planting cover crops in a drought year can harvest large amounts of residual N and help jump start next year’s crops, according to experts. “In our experience cover crops offer a great opportunity in a drought year,” said John Meisinger, a USDA soil scientist. Meisinger cited long-term studies in which cover crops significantly reduced N loss and improved soil organic matter.

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