Adding Cover Crops to a No-Till System
In partnership with SARE, Cooking up a Story shares a story from South Dakota. Farmer Dan Forgey strives to build soil fertility with a no till system. He turned to cover crops for his 8500 acre farm – specifically, turnips, cowpeas, and lentils. Cronin Farms is now experiencing healthier soil, livelier soil food web, increased corn yields by 20 bushels per acre, and less use of fertilizers. With funding from SARE, Forgey researches cover crops as a solution to fertilizer dependence common in conventional farming.