How much N can cover crops capture? Cover crops planted in late August of last year captured up to 300 kg of N per hectare (270 lb N per acre)! The experiment station in Clarksville, MD where they were planted … Continue reading
We saw that radish can capture deep soil nitrate in fall and store the nitrogen in its biomass. After the radish dies, when does the nitrogen become available for subsequent cash crops? One of the concerns with some traditional cover … Continue reading
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Soil testing can provide us with helpful indications of the nutrient status of fields, but most soil samples consist of just the topsoil. What’s happening below the topsoil can be critical to both successful farming and environmental stewardship. Many cash … Continue reading