field notes may 2022

Kerr Center Publications

Field Notes – May 2022

Field Notes May 2022

The warmer weather is intensifying – how do you cope, and keep your crops and livestock thriving?

Native plants can stand up better to the heat. David Redhage starts this month’s issue with a look at incorporating beds of native plants into lawns.

Zooming out from lawn to pasture, we report on a recent study that found native grass pastures are actually able to absorb the potent greenhouse gas methane – tackling climate change, literally, at the roots.

Organic no-till systems in the country’s warmer reaches rely on warm-season cover crops. We share the results of a Southern SARE producer grant project testing sunn hemp for weed suppression in fall broccoli.

Finally, we take a look ahead to next month, when pollinator conservation reaches peak buzz during National Pollinator Week.

Field Notes – May 2022 (PDF, 800 KB)