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
On Mikey Taylor’s farmland, cover crops and livestock are the vehicle to building high-potential soils.