How to help soils, crops and water, and also deal with climate

Dark skies looming over corn fieldsThe July 28 Soil, Water and Bioenergy Field Night at CFAES’s OSU South Centers in Piketon will feature new and innovative ways to grow soybeans, corn and wheat in a changing climate.

Growing cover crops, practicing long-term no-till and spreading gypsum on the soil — which offer a triple benefit of better soil health, crop yields and water quality — also are on the agenda.

CFAES scientist Rafiq Islam, an organizer of the event, says the topics, will “help farmers make knowledgeable decisions about best management practices that provide long-term economic and environmental benefits.” Read more …

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