Jun 16, 2023
“Transitioning from conventional to cover crop systems with minimum tillage does not alter nutrient loading” with Drs. Joby Czarnecki and Beth Baker of Mississippi State University
Cover crops are often lauded as agricultural heroes boasting of a variety of ecosystems services and benefits to farmers and the world. But are these crops always the best option and do they always provide benefits wherever they go? In this episode, Joby and Beth join us for a more nuanced look at the benefits of cover crops and how research can make sure farmers are really applying the best strategies for their farms.
Tune in to learn:
· Which environmental factors can undercut conservation practices
· What trade-offs can exist when adding cover crops to an optimized system
· How cover crops affected water quality in the study
· What factors farmers should consider when introducing cover crops
If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20388
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