Intro to Cover Crops
What is it? Why should I try it?
Today's farmers are challenged with an extreme environment and limited resources. How do we get ahead and remain profitable while transitioning to organic growing systems? How do we replicate these organic growing systems from small-scale to large-scale?
One of the easiest ways to ensure maximum efficiency of water usage, nutrification of soil, regulation of pH in the soil while encouraging the highest amount of biology possible is by utilizing a cover crop. There are a few things to consider. First and foremost are which cover crop should you use? Also, what are the benefits of a cover crop, and how does it affect how you fertilize and treat your field both before, during, and after the season. We will discuss all of this.
Here is a list of a few popular cover crops as well as a few benefits/statistics about each one:
...Check in next week for more on how to Fertilize your Cover Crop!
“Garden responsibly, because we did not inherit this planet from our parents, we are borrowing it from our children!”
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