Ongoing efforts to improve soil health, sustainability, carbon management and even weed and pest control put cover crops in the spotlight. However, farmers must make many decisions and address a variety of challenges as they incorporate cover crops into their systems. The soy checkoff is investing in a wide variety of research, tools and other resources to equip farmers to make sound decisions about type of cover crop, seeding, termination, nutrient management and other factors as they learn how this practice fits their operation.
Cover crops are a key component in managing soil health. Farmers, researchers and soybean industry stakeholders discuss the logistics, benefits and challenges to incorporating cover crops into a system.