Cover crops expert Jenna Langley Blue shares her knowledge as part of the ultimate guide to cover crops and how they relate to soil health.
Articles by Jenna Langley Blue, Cover Crop Gal
We often hear that, “cover cropping isn’t a destination, it’s a journey.” Even the best “cover crop journeymen” make mistakes. To make sure you don’t throw the brakes on your soil health journey with cover crops, here’s four key items to jog your memory for this fall. Timing is everything. Watch your planting date charts […]
Cover crops are no longer a trendy buzzword in agriculture. In many Midwest states, it was the third largest crop behind corn and beans. It is predicted that the United States will have 20 million acres of cover crops by the year 2020. It is a soil health revival with American farmers motivating one another […]
There are many above-ground benefits from cover crops such as weed suppression, erosion control, and forage, but the real action in soil health happens below ground.
I have yet to meet a farmer who says, “I’m interested in losing all the topsoil in my field and decrease my organic matter so my family can no longer farm.” Typically, the beginning of my conversations with farmers take place with the intentions to keep farming for multiple generations; or what I like to […]