Evaluation of Cover Crop Species for their ability to mitigate soil compaction in an annual rotation

Sarah E. Light, Agronomy Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Three species (white mustard, safflower, and triticale) are being evaluated for their ability to mitigate soil compaction. This three-year trial is evaluating winter cover crops grown in a summer annual rotation. Soil compaction measurements, as well as other indicators of soil physical properties, are being collected. This … Continue reading Evaluation of Cover Crop Species for their ability to mitigate soil compaction in an annual rotation Read the rest

Evaluation of Cover Crops on Soil Moisture Dynamics and Demonstration of Winter Cover Crops in a Conventional Farming Rotation in the Sacramento Valley

Sarah E. Light, Agronomy Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Soil moisture measurements are being collected throughout the cover crop and cash crop season for 3 years using soil moisture sensors at three depths in the soil profile. Winter cover crop treatments are purple vetch alone and a purple vetch and cereal rye mixture, planted in a … Continue reading Evaluation of Cover Crops on Soil Moisture Dynamics and Demonstration of Winter Cover Crops in a Conventional Farming Rotation in the Sacramento Valley Read the rest

Cover Crops and Nutrient Management in Vegetables

Nick Andrews, Oregon State University This project has three major objectives: 1) improve cover crop selection and management, 2) support nutrient management decisions on vegetable farms, and 3) enhance cover crop and nutrient management outreach and networking among farmers in the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District. We are working with five farms in year … Continue reading Cover Crops and Nutrient Management in Vegetables Read the rest