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Which Pumpkins to Pick?

Which pumpkins to pick? This heirloom pumpkin variety demonstration can help – and it includes observations on no-till organic farming.

Researchers Find Water Conservation Solutions in Cover Crops

via Southern SARE:

In a two-year graduate student study at Texas Tech University, funded through the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) program, winter cover crops – specifically rye – helped build healthy soils while preserving precious water for summer crops in minimally tilled forage-based grazing systems.

Case Studies Show Big Economic Benefits of Soil Health Practices

Soil health practices such as cover crops and no-till can result in an economic return of over $100 per acre, according to a set of case studies jointly released by the National Association of Conservation Districts and Datu Research, LLC.

Cover crops and no-till can limit soil loss, reduce run-off, enhance biodiversity, and more. Naturally, farmers who are considering adopting these practices are keen to know how they will affect their farm’s bottom line.