Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Mark Watson

No Till Notes

Cover Crops


December 20, 2012

In the past couple of articles I’ve talked about how we have added diversity into our cropping rotations to diversify markets and improve soil health. We have added field peas into our dry land cropping rotation which has allowed us to diversify our herbicide rotations, improve and diversify our soil microbial populations, and add a legume in our crop rotation for nitrogen fixation. Our crop rotation is now winter wheat, followed by corn, then field peas and back to winter wheat.

I also talked about the possibility of adding forages as part of a crop rotation for grazing. I think this is...

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