This ONFARM site is in a dairy operation comparing the best management practice (BMP) of liquid dairy manure, an organic amendment (municipal liquid biosolid) and multi-species cover crops. The field site is a very gently undulating landscape with shallow draws on a silty clay loam soil. The soil health goals are to reduce water and tillage erosion and increase organic matter.
2020: Winter wheat under no-till management followed by a cover crop mix or an organic amendment
2021: Corn under minimum tillage with side-dressed organic amendments followed by a cover crop
2022: Soybeans under minimum tillage