Using cover crops has a bevy of benefits. Among other things, covers help increase infiltration, reduce erosion, improve soil resilience and structure and promote organic matter. But what do first time cover croppers need to know to reap the most benefits early on? Hear Will Metts of Metts Organix’s take from his own experience.
‘Most problems you’re gonna incur with cover crops are spurred by your own actions.’ Hear how Will Metts of Metts Organix avoids them and works with the patterns of nature to grow healthy, sustainable crops!
‘Regenerative’ is a fairly new term in the agricultural space. In this video, Will Metts of Metts Organix unpacks what this approach to farming is all about and how producers and consumers alike can benefit from it.
Some of our farmers in South Carolina have voiced frustration over an increase in wildlife pressure after incorporating cover crops. We sat down with Will Metts of Metts Organix to hear first hand about this experience and what to expect.
‘When I inherited the land it was very nutrient depleted and didn’t have much biodiversity… cover crops, keeping continuous roots in the soil and [keeping the ground covered] has greatly amended and increased the organic matter in my soil.’ Hear how one South Carolina farmer has transformed depleted soils into land that is teeming with…
‘[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.