Illinois study shows universally positive effect of cover crops on soil microbiome

Illinois cover crops

Microbial activity in soils is responsible for so many of the natural, critical processes involved with growing crops- most of which we take for granted! Nutrient cycling, aggregate stability, and so many symbiotic relationships between plant roots and microbes make growing the phenomenal crops that we do possible and sustainable. This new global analysis from the University of Illinois highlights a 27% increase in microbial abundance when cover crops are used.

Agoro Carbon Alliance is proud to offer support to farmers adopting cover crops into their crop plans by providing expert knowledge and direct carbon credit payments to farmers across the U.S.  We work together to both build carbon stocks in your soil, and help you reap the benefits of a more resilient, productive, and sustainable operation.--Steve Hasselman, Conservation Agronomist

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