Cover crops work, users say

Cover crops – typically grasses sowed into corn and soybean fields after the fall harvest – could reduce nitrogen losses to Minnesota streams and rivers by 10 percent if the cover crops were widely adopted by farmers across the state, a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency report estimated in late June. Read an agriculture.com report on … Read more Cover crops work, users say

National Geographic looks at nitrogen paradox

Read a fine new National Geographic article on the paradox of nitrogen fertilizer: We can’t live without it, and it is polluting our water and air. “Nearly half the people on the planet wouldn’t be alive if not for the abundant food made possible by nitrogen fertilizer…(O)veruse pollutes waterways and releases greenhouse gases,” the article … Read more National Geographic looks at nitrogen paradox