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Cover Crops with No-till and Grazing Are Helping Crops Weather the Drought

Updated: Jul 15, 2022

Rye cover crop being roller crimped in front of the tractor. Soybeans are being no-tilled in at the same time behind the tractor.

The North Jersey RC&D staff took a day during this hot, dry-spell to catch up with farmers to see how crops are faring. If you haven’t been paying attention to the weather, Northern New Jersey has been going through a dry-spell and the corn and soybean crops will take a big hit if we do not get a good rain soon. This is following sky-high input costs for farmers (meaning they have more money invested in this crop) and a forecasted global food shortage due to the war in Ukraine.