Insight from 2,020 farmers from across the country reflected enthusiasm for cover crops and—for the fourth year in a row—found a yield boost in corn and soybeans following cover crops. Multi-year data shows the yield boost increases as cover crops are planted year after year, a revelation that points to an appealing long-term benefit of the conservation practice.
Field Notes – June 2018
It’s nearly (officially) summer, and the air is full of the buzzing of creatures of the insect kind. It seems that there are plenty – more than enough for comfort, even – but are there as many bugs as there used to be? David Redhage looks at some recent studies that have tackled that question.
Two of the highlights of our summer events program are coming up even sooner than the start of summer. Today is the final day to register for our June 9 grazing workshop! There’s only a week left to sign up for our beekeeping workshop on June 12. Don’t miss out on these opportunities!
Speaking of opportunities, there’s one for learning more about the history and ideas behind organic farming, free for the reading in our online library.Field Notes – June 2018 (PDF, 600 KB)