Is Allelopathy from Winter Cover Crops Affecting Row Crops?

Allelopathy is one mechanism of plant-soil feedback that uses secondary metabolites to alter soil properties to affect the growth of seedlings. Allelopathic chemicals from CC have been shown to suppress weed germination and growth under both laboratory and field conditions. Row Crops following CC sometimes yield less due to N immobilization and soil water use […]

Economics of Soil Health Systems – Minnesota (Fact Sheet)

The Soil Health Institute and Cargill conducted this project to provide farmers with the economics information they need when deciding whether to adopt soil health practices and systems. The 10 farmers interviewed in Minnesota grew crops on an average of 1930 acres, using no-till on 54% and cover crops on 48% of those acres. Fifty […]

Economics of Soil Health Systems – Minnesota (Webinar)

The Soil Health Institute and Cargill conducted this project to provide farmers with the economics information they need when deciding whether to adopt soil health practices and systems. The 10 farmers interviewed in Minnesota grew crops on an average of 1930 acres, using no-till on 54% and cover crops on 48% of those acres. Fifty […]

Economics of Soil Health Systems – Ohio (Webinar)

The Soil Health Institute and Cargill conducted this project to provide farmers with the economics information they need when deciding whether to adopt soil health practices and systems. The 11 farmers interviewed in Ohio grew crops on an average of 1095 acres, using no-till on 87% and cover crops on 54% of those acres. Sixty-four […]

Economics of Soil Health Systems – Ohio (Fact Sheet)

The Soil Health Institute and Cargill conducted this project to provide farmers with the economics information they need when deciding whether to adopt soil health practices and systems. The 11 farmers interviewed in Ohio grew crops on an average of 1095 acres, using no-till on 87% and cover crops on 54% of those acres. Sixty-four […]

Economics of Soil Health Systems – Michigan (Webinar)

The Soil Health Institute and Cargill conducted this project to provide farmers with the economics information they need when deciding whether to adopt soil health practices and systems. The 10 farmers interviewed in Michigan grew crops on an average of 1278 acres, using no-till on 89% and cover crops on 83% of those acres. Forty […]

Economics of Soil Health Systems – Michigan (Fact Sheet)

The Soil Health Institute and Cargill conducted this project to provide farmers with the economics information they need when deciding whether to adopt soil health practices and systems. The 10 farmers interviewed in Michigan grew crops on an average of 1278 acres, using no-till on 89% and cover crops on 83% of those acres. Forty […]

Cascading Effects of Composts and Cover Crops on Soil Chemistry, Bacterial Communities, and the Survival of Foodborne Pathogens

Foodborne disease outbreaks associated with the consumption of fresh produce have emerged as a major public health concern. In response to new food-safety regulations and pressure from their buyers, fresh produce farmers across the United States altered their farming practices to mitigate risks associated with foodborne pathogens. This study aimed to determine if animal-based composts […]

Fallow Replacement Cover Crops ins a Semi-Arid High Plains Cropping System

Growing a cover crop with an appropriate amount of water use during these long fallow periods between grain crops in a W-S-F system could increase productivity, profitability, resource use, and weed management. However, too much water use during the fallow period will reduce soil water storage for the subsequent crops and result in lower crop […]