Two years ago, farmer John Brabham signed up for our ‘Cover 5’ series, a project where we take five acres of under-performing land and start introducing cover crops. When we met John, his five acres were largely defined by sandy soils, weeds and erosion. Through the use of diverse covers, in a short time, the…
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!
Dr. Kristine Nichols is a world-renowned leader in the movement to regenerate soils for healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet. Hear our chat with Dr. Nichols where she unpacks the benefits of regenerative agriculture for healthy soils in this second part of our two-part interview.
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.
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.