Cover crops are doing their jobs at Clearview Farm

Cover crops are doing their jobs at Clearview Farm. Tillage Radish is now dying after the freezing weather in January, but not until they drove their roots deep into the soil profile, extracted nutrients, and stored them in the tuber. When the tuber decays this early spring, the nutrients will be left behind to feed the 2022 sunflower crop. The rye has emerged and will be an integral part in helping with soil health and weed control. What was last year’s sunflowers in now a cover crop of rye until the spring time. In late April, soybeans will be planted into the green crop rye. The rye will then be terminated leaving behind a mat to help with weed control for the 2022 soybeans. Plant health, soil health and carbon sequestration all happening at Clearview Farm.