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Cover Crops Incorporated into Rotational Grazing Improves Soil Health

Cover Crops Incorporated into Rotational Grazing Improves Soil Health
From Southern Region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) – Over-seeding a diverse cool-season cover crop mix into a rotationally grazed warm-season grass pasture appears to improve soil health, especially when the system is managed over a longer period of time.
In a limited study, funded by a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) Graduate Student Grant, Louisiana State University researchers found that winter annuals incorporated into a bahiagrass pasture improved soil organic matter, while nitrate concentrations decreased, carbon concentrations stabilized, and soil microbial enzyme activity increased, suggesting a healthy soil environment.

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