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Cover Crops

Cover crops are a secondary crop or crop mix typically grown for the protection and enrichment of the soil, but not necessarily for profit. Download this resource guide to learn:

  • What are the benefits of cover crops? 
  • Cover crop planting strategy
  • Categories of cover crops
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SHP business case about cover crops:

No-till

No-till is the practice of planting and growing crops, as well as controlling weeds, without the use of tillage. No-till emphasizes keeping the soil covered with maximum crop residue and not disturbing the soil outside of planting. Download this resource guide to learn:

  • What are the benefits of no-till? 
  • Tips for transitioning acres to no-till
SHP blogs about no-till:
SHP videos about no-till:
  • Transitioning to no-till, Soil Session - November 2019

Nutrient Management

Nutrient management involves determining the appropriate rates, timing, source and methods of fertilizer application for crop nutrition. Taking into account the science of soil, crop, weather and hydrologic factors, nutrient management also aims to reduce nutrient loss from the field to improve profitability for the farmer, and water quality for society. Download this resource guide to learn:

  • 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship
  • Factors that affect nutrient management 
SHP business cases about nutrient management: