This ONFARM site is a beef operation with the best management practice (BMP) comparison of an organic amendment (beef manure compost) and a multi-species cover crop. The field site is a rolling hilly landscape with convergent draws on a clay loam till soil. The soil health goals are to reduce compaction and water erosion, reduce fertility inputs and quantify benefits.
2020: Winter wheat under no-till management followed by a cover crop mix or beef manure compost
2021: Corn under minimum tillage with an interseeded cover crop followed by manure compost
2022: Soybeans under no-till management