“What are all those pretty yellow flowers growing in the farm fields”?
That would be Sunn Hemp – a leguminous cover crop that adds organic matter and nutrients to the soil during the fallow times of the year. Annual cover crops are ... READ MORE
As we approach the end of the growing season here in South Florida, now can be a good time to think about planting summer cover crops. University of Florida researcher, Dr. Danielle Treadwell, shares that there is currently a real need to hear ... READ MORE
Cover crops are used in commercial agriculture to promote soil health by adding organic matter to the soil. They are often termed green manure since they enhance soil microbial communities, add herbage to the soil, and help the soils to maintain ... READ MORE
The exceptionally dry fall, followed by above average rainfall in December surprised many and it has been problematic for those trying to plant and manage winter cover or forage crops. Many might be wondering if their soils have enough moisture ... READ MORE
Winter feeding of the cow herd accounts for 40 to 50% of the total variable cost for producing weaned calves. Because winter nutrition is vital to both the calf’s health and the cows reproductive performance, adequate nutrition is essential.
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It wasn’t raining on April 1st, when the inaugural Florida Soil Health and Cover Crop tour was held. Participants heard descriptions of the value of a winter cover crop , such as cereal rye, in the production of a warm season cash crop. ... READ MORE
Cover crops have been used by agricultural producers for thousands of years. However, we have seen a decline in cover crop use over the past century, as the use of commercial fertilizers have increased. Even though they are readily available ... READ MORE