The Soil Health Institute was launched in 2013 in Morrisville, N.C. to help farmers improve soil health. The Institute emphasizes cover crops and no-tillage to help farmers improve the soil, increase productivity and help the environment.
In 1993, Lamar Black implemented conservation tillage but had been experimenting with it since the 1970s.
A key point to his successful conservation tillage program is his intensive management of cover crops.
The Southeast is blessed with weeds no matter the season. And over the next four to six weeks, growers will be doing their best to burndown wintry weeds and cover crops before planting their no-till or strip-till cotton...