Cover crops and water infiltration – a video from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service

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2 Responses to Cover crops and water infiltration – a video from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service

  1. Cover crops are great for fertility and infiltration. Russ is very lucky to be farming where he gets extra rainfall for his cover crop. This would be impossible in the Central San Joaquin Valley, where growers are using every drop of water they have to keep their trees alive.

  2. Tom says:

    Dear Mr. Suarez,

    I am a seasoned irrigation specialist in AZ, with a few years also in CA. I have TSP and one CAP in ag-water, except dams and main canals.

    I ‘pursued’ this video, this interview, – an auto-follow-up video to Cover Crops and Water Infiltration. I don’t wish to spend any big time here responding, just the quick impressions.

    On the 100% cover crop, in walnuts, apparently in the north where rainfall is usual —okay, I suppose. Looked to me like way too much grass fro all the bragging about legumes.
    “So when and how do they destroy the competitive cover crop?”

    On Mr. Suarez’s plans and sentiments, I just want to wish him well in promoting the old , ‘marketability of governmental agro-ecological, socio-economic services to the private-sector,’ I thought you had learned how government needs to only comment and approve, not be the full-force boots on the ground. Government does not belong cradle-to-grave through adaptive management, assessing the economics, and factoring income taxes. Get real !
    All you get to do is comment and approve.

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