Evaluating the potential of grazed cover crops in dryland cropping systems
The growing interest in cover crops and soil health has included only limited discussion of how those techniques can be used in semi-arid climates. In water-limited regions, grazing cover crops may provide an opportunity to improve soil health and most economically use limited water resources.
Through a multi-state partnership, we are working to identify best management practices for integrating cover crops in dryland cropping systems that balance short-term profitability and long-term soil conservation benefits.
To achieve this goal, we are: