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12 Most FAQs About Cover Crops

Aug 12, '221 comment

What are cover crops? Cover crops are crops that are used to protect and improve the health of soil! They can be used in gardens, cropland, pastures, and lawns to achieve several different soil improvement goals. Protecting the soil from erosion, increasing organic matter, attracting pollinators, aerating the soil, and...

Top 8 Ways that Cover Crops Improve Soil Health

Jul 25, '22

Cover crops have so many amazing benefits and are an essential part of soil health. Even so, you may be asking yourself, why does it matter to me? Even if you are not a farmer or gardener, understanding that the use of cover crops can make a huge difference in...

Getting to the Root of It

Aug 25, '21

Have you ever thought much about what plants need to grow? Being that plants are alive, they need some of the same things that you do to survive (think Maslow's hierarchy of needs, but plant version). Most notably plants need sun, water, air, stable temperatures and food; among other things....

A Guide to Soil Health

Nov 6, '201 comment

The best way to understand your soil health, and diagnose plant deficiencies, is to have your soil tested by a professional who can provide you with comprehensive results. In Pennsylvania, the Penn State Soils Lab is a common choice for soil testing. You can find a Penn State Soil Test...