October 28, 2019 10:16 am
Planting cover crops and returning crop residues (stover) to the soil both add nutrients and improve overall soil quality. These practices are common with producers across the Midwest and have been recently studied by researchers to identify how they impact the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Cover crops and crop residues can improve soil by impacting soil properties. Researchers have found that these management practices increased carbon in the soil, improved water infiltration and lowered bulk density. Read more.