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.”
Bryant and Margaret Harrison of Greenville County, SC first used cover crops hoping to control erosion… but they couldn’t ignore the other benefits that came with it. The Harrisons found that cover crops not only resulted in increased water infiltration and retention, but also helped build up their soil organic matter. Hear the Harrison’s story…