By: Matt Fryer, Technical Agronomist, SE US, Koch Agronomic Services, & Tim Smith, Southern Soil Solutions
Mr. Matt Fryer, University of Arkansas Soils Instructor, and Mr. Tim Smith, Soil Solution Cover Crop Specialist, discuss what cover crop seeds are best suited for broadcast seeding. Keys to success are selecting the right size seed and making sure it is clean and smooth. This involves removing seed beards and hulls. Mr. Smith also explains the benefits and challenges of common cover crops used in Arkansas.
Soil Health Institute Virtual Field Days are a production of the Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton project of the Soil Health Institute. Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton seeks to expand adoption of soil health management systems on producers’ farms through farmer-focused education and training events delivered by Soil Health Institute scientists, partnering soil health technical specialists and farmer mentors producing cotton using soil health promoting practices. The project aims to improve soil health and expand sustainable cotton production. Additionally, the project seeks to quantify, expand, and verify the productivity and environmental benefits of the soil health management practices used by cotton producers. Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton is supported through the generosity of the Wrangler® brand, the VF Corporation Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation.
Used with permission from the University of Arkansas System, Soil Health Institute, and Extension