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Long-term cover crops can make a difference

Rachel Stout Evans talks about how vegetation roots can penetrate the crushed soil and create channels for moisture.

It may take a few years, but cover crops can make a difference in removing compaction layers from Mid-South fields, according to Rachel Stout Evans, a soil scientist with the USDA-NRCS’s Soil Survey Region 7

In this third and last video of a series, Rachel Stout Evans talks about how vegetation roots can penetrate the crushed soil and create channels for moisture in a presentation at the Arkansas Soil & Water Conference in Jonesboro, Ark.

Hers was one of several presentations on how a combination of reduced tillage and cover crops can help restore the productivity of Mid-South soils at the conference, which was held at the First National Bank Center at Arkansas State University.

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