New “Cover Crops and Soil Health” Video from SARE

April 5, 2021
What is Sustainable Agriculture Animation Episode 2

The newest episode of SARE’s "What is Sustainable Agriculture" animation series illustrates how producers can use cover crops to improve productivity and sustainability. In just a few short minutes, “Cover Crops and Soil Health” outlines how cover crops can build soil structure, protect water quality, suppress pests and improve a farm's bottom line.

Combining cover crops and reduced tillage can also help farmers:

  • Manage soil nutrients
  • Reduce erosion and compaction
  • Improve water holding capacity and infiltration
  • Reduce input costs
  • Increase yields

“Cover Crops and Soil Health” is now available for viewing and sharing at and on YouTube. Farmers, ranchers, educators and other agricultural professionals may download or embed the video without modification into websites or other noncommercial educational presentations. The entire "What is Sustainable Agriculture" series is also available on YouTube. This video series was produced through a collaboration of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and Pixeldust Studios.

Topics: Conservation Tillage, Contour Farming, Cover Crops, Crop Production, Crop Rotation, Cropping Systems, No-Till, Ridge Tillage, Soil Erosion/Stabilization, Soil Management, Soil Quality/Health, Strip Tillage, Sustainability Measures, Sustainable Communities, Water Management
Related Locations: North Central, Northeast, South, West