soil

USDA scientist: Cover crops check soil degradation—major threat to global food security

Visit the typical almond farm in California and you’ll see rows of trees stretching to the horizon, forming an arching ...
hemmes

Winter cover crops meant to protect soil may contribute to climate change

Farmers grow crops or leave dying vegetation in their fields over the winter. A new study from the National Center ...
cover crops

Why monocultures might be the most sustainable option when choosing cover crops

It's long been believed, without much empirical evidence, that biodiversity in crop cover mixtures increases crop productivity, improves soil ecosystems ...