Build Soil Organic Matter to Improve Your Crop Production System
Author(s) Richard Wolkowski, Marilyn Thelen, Catherine Sereg
Adopting practices that increase soil organic matter build soil resilience, fortify the soil against degradation and erosion, and improve overall soil quality. Crop rotations that include legume forages like alfalfa or soybean help build organic matter and improve soil quality. Tillage, on the other hand, buries crop residue increasing the potential for erosion. This publication offers helpful graphics and includes the Top 10 Soil Health Scorecard based on a survey of Wisconsin farmers (8 pages; 2016).
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