‘[Outside of the plot] you can see quite a few weeds, but inside [with the cover crops] if we were to peel it back, you would see that we don’t have any weed pressure.’ Cover crops: Nature’s way of suppressing weeds and building healthy soils at the same time! Hear producer Rupert Burrow’s experience with…
Hear S.C. farmer Rupert Burrows talk about his experience with cover crops and how he’s seen them increase soil infiltration moisture and stabilize soil temperature.
What kind of cover crop growth can you expect out of several degraded soils? Hear what Ruper Burrows, producer out of Williamsburg County, South Carolina found and how his cover crops are not only growing, but improving soil health along the way!
Utilizing cover crops and diversity isn’t just great for building soil health, it also serves to create a more resilient soil that can stand up against extreme weather conditions.
Nat Bradford is an heirloom vegetable farmer in Sumter County. Recently, Nat has transitioned to a more regenerative style of agriculture and talks with us about the effects thus far and his vision for the future.
The benefits of incorporating cover crops for soil building are undeniable, but there’s more to consider for a farmer than just purchasing seed and incorporating them into his operation. Don Jackson found that out first-hand.
Before we began our Cover 5 project last fall, we asked each farmer involved to show us their worst performing plot of land. After all, what better way to display the power of soil health than through taking land no one wants and transforming it into land that consistently out-produces the rest? … For those…
Restoring the land with cover crops one farmer at a time!
“I’ve seen a lot more cover crops in the area than I’ve ever seen.” Cover crops are a tool many farmers are turning to for it’s laundry list of benefits. Check out first time cover cropper Nathaniel Rhodes of Orangeburg County discuss his thoughts a couple of months into his first cover cropping experience!
“This time of year (May) you can plow a field up and in almost a day a lot of the moisture is evaporated. When you [use cover crops] the moisture content in the ground remains more constant because you’ve got cover as opposed to it being bare ground that dries out.”