Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cover crops deliver strong harvest amid drought

Though little precipitation fell from the clouds last summer across central Ohio, David Brandt’s healthy soil delivered what the sky could not—moisture to his thirsty crops.
At harvest time, while other farmers in the area averaged only 60-70 bushels of corn per acre, Brandt’s yield was nearly twice that. He attributes the difference to the health and vitality of his soil — and his use of cover crops.

Read rest of article here:  http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/home/?cid=STELPRDB1167197

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