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Did you know that a 1% increase in soil organic matter content can hold an additional 19,000 gallons of water per acre?
After a year of drought across our state, water is a very important topic for farmers. So now you may ask how to increase your soil organic matter? That's were cover crops come in to play.
Research shows that soil organic matter can increase significantly within a short time frame with the use of cover crops in conjunction with a no-till system.
Follow the link below for more information:
www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/ks/newsroom/features/?cid=nrcs142p2_033488 South Dakota Soil Health Coalition ... See MoreSee Less