Category Archives: Soil microbes

Two ingredient cover crop cocktails

Someone branded cover crop mixtures as “cocktails” and it has stuck. Even NRCS has adopted the “cocktail” label: Regardless of what they’re called, the new multi-species mixtures are very exciting,┬áresults are intriguing, and these cocktails are probably the cover cropping … Continue reading

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Cover crops change everything.

There was a nice summary of Joel Gruver’s 12 ways to manage cover crops in Farm Futures. Joel has been working on cover cropping in the Midwest at Western Illinois University, but got his start in ┬áMaryland. One of his … Continue reading

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