Soil health outcomes of sheep grazing of cover corp in vineyards

Amélie Gaudin, Associate Professor of Agroecology, Department of Plant Sciences This research explores how biodiversity and animal re-integration through grazing cover crops impacts soil ecosystems and functions in vineyards. We are specifically interested in how sheep grazing impacts understory plant community productivity and species composition and how these interactions alter soil functions such as the … Continue reading Soil health outcomes of sheep grazing of cover corp in vineyards Read the rest

Grazing Winter Cover Crops With Sheep to Improve Economic Feasibility in Annual Vegetable Systems

Amélie Gaudin, Associate Professor of Agroecology, Department of Plant Sciences Sheep grazing of cover crops could provide new ways to offset the cost of winter cover crops in annual vegetable systems while enhancing soil health outcomes. This project compares soil health, foodborne pathogen risk and productivity of 3 winter management strategies (grazed cover crop, ungrazed … Continue reading Grazing Winter Cover Crops With Sheep to Improve Economic Feasibility in Annual Vegetable Systems Read the rest

The Pasture Project

This webinar, featuring Dr. Kris Nichols, focuses on cover crops and grazing as ways to stimulate carbon flow to soil biology, and how using these practices can build resilience to weather, pest and disease issues, and increase overall profitability. Link: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_PLANTMATERIALS/publications/wapmcsr12864.pdf https://youtu.be/wG4cS_p9fbERead the rest

No-Till Case Study, Miller Farm: Restoring Grazing Land with Cover Crops

This free publication from ATTRA is a case study study on converting marginal cropland back to grazing land by planting several years of a diverse cover crop mixture containing legumes, tap roots, and more. For Ken Miller of Mandan, North Dakota, a cover crop cocktail helps break up the old plow layer, increase nutrient cycling, … Continue reading No-Till Case Study, Miller Farm: Restoring Grazing Land with Cover Crops Read the rest