The best management practices (BMP) shown at this ONFARM site is a comparison of using an organic amendment (municipal compost) with and without a multi-species cover crop. The field site is a complex rolling landscape on a sandy loam till soil. The soil health goals are to improve soil structure and organic matter levels to improve the long-term viability of soils to produce crops.
2020: Winter wheat under no-till management followed by a cover crop mix and/or organic amendments
2021: Soybeans under no-till management followed by a cover crop and organic amendments
2022: Corn under no-till management with an interseeded cover crop