This ONFARM site is a beef operation under organic management with the best management practice (BMP) comparison of using a cover crop with and without beef manure or an organic amendment (municipal compost). The field site is gently sloping on a coarse loamy soil. The soil health goals are to improve water management and resilience in poor years for greater economic benefit.
2020: Cereal rye under minimum tillage followed by a cover crop and/or organic amendments
2021: Soybeans under no-till management followed by a cover crop and organic amendments
2022: Corn under minimum tillage followed by a cover crop