Improving Soil Health Through Cover Crops

Improving Soil Health Through Cover Crops

Improving Soil Health Through Cover Crops

Grain farmer Jeff Frey has used no-till on his 700-acre farm in Willow Street, Penn., since the 1980s. Despite these efforts, Frey knew he needed to do more to protect his soil from erosion. Recently, he worked with Sjoerd Duiker, associate professor of soil management at Penn State University, on a SARE grant designed to promote cover crops on grain and vegetable farms in their state. His story demonstrates that SARE grants encourage farmers and researchers to partner with each other to advance adoption of sustainable agriculture practices.

Discover a wealth of practical resources on the use of cover crops.

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) one16-287c, Promoting cover crops on grain and vegetable farms in Pennsylvania .

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Format: Videos
Year: 2018
Location: Northeast | Pennsylvania

Visit the Cover Crops Topic Room to discover a wealth of educational materials developed out of decades of SARE-funded cover crop research. Information is organized in the following subsections:

Cover Crops: Dig Deeper

In addition to the resources featured in the Cover Crops Topic Room, SARE has funded hundreds of research and education projects related to cover crops since 1988. To discover them, visit SARE's database of projects and conduct full text or advanced keyword searches.

 

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