Cover crops

Cover crops and chess

I have been thinking about cover crops lately and when I do, I find myself remembering my high school chess coach. Mr. Lange was a fun person – he w... more »

Oregon State University awarded $50M USDA grant to work with farmers and Native American tribes on crop practices

OSU will work with farmers and Native American Tribes on cropping practices that can enhance soil health and reduce the carbon footprint of the Pacifi... more »

Albert Lea Seed House acquires Blue River Organic Seed  

Albert Lea Seed House, owner of Viking Corn & Soybeans and one of the largest suppliers of organic field seed in the U.S., has acquired Blue Riv... more »

Weeds, soil health top organic growers’ concerns, survey shows

It should be no surprise that controlling weeds remains the most pressing production challenge for organic produce growers, and that nemesis was ident... more »

Ladino clover effective for row middles in plasticulture

Researchers at Clemson University showed that the use of ladino clover can be an effective living row middle cover crop for row middles in plasticultu... more »

Rodale starts study on replacing plastic mulch with cover crops

The Rodale Institute California Organic Center recently started a new research project: Replacing Plastic Mulch with Cover Crops in Organic Vegetable ... more »

Assess summer cover crop benefits before organic vegetable in the fall

Weed control and building soil nutrients are major challenges for organic growers, but a new study at Iowa State University (ISU) found the right choi... more »

New cover crop research informs plans for groundwater sustainability

Cover crop research conducted by a team of university researchers is now helping to inform and shape policy to implement the Sustainable Groundwater M... more »

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