Whether crops, rocks, fossils or Native American artifacts, Terry Springer is a farmer possessed by his dirt.
Because every farm is different, many practices might be needed to improve soil quality
NRCS expands eligible watersheds, offers $30 million more in financial assistance
Cover crops have the potential to boost soil microbial activity, which could lead to long-term benefits. In addition, keeping cover on the ground could help choke out troublesome weeds.
Edge-of-field tools save nutrients for crops and keep them out of water supplies
Super-single tractor tires get second looks and serious attention
But how much appears to depend on soil type, weather and management practices