The Soil Health Benefits of Cover Crops

Wayne Fredericks, a farmer in Osage, IA, was no stranger to regenerative practices before adopting cover crops on his farm. Since 1991, he’d been growing no-till soybeans, and moved to strip-till corn in 2001. But planting cover crops on his farm added additional benefits, like:

  • Increased soil water absorption
  • Increased soil organic matter
  • Reduced runoff
  • Improved weed control

Want to dig deeper? Check out these studies that detail some of the practices Wayne implements on his farm: