Tag Archive for: Pulse Crops

Episode 239. Good Things Come in Small Packages: A Look at Small-Frame Cattle

Cattle come in all sizes, and small cattle may be just right…
Wind farm in Judith Gap, Montana.

15 Years of Change – A Brief Overview of Changes to Montana’s Small Grain Cropping Systems 2007-2022

By Andrew Coggins, NCAT Rocky Mountain West Regional Director Changes…
Lettuce rows.
five photos comparing various stages of crop rotation.
organic lentils

The Timeless Pulse: A Personal Story

This coming year, I am reaching the age where the federal government has suggested that it might be best for me to retire. While amazing legumes provide a natural and timeless means to address much of the fertility needs of at least organic agriculture, I am realizing that I am not as timeless as I used to fool myself into believing.
By Jeff Schahczenski, NCAT Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist

Episode 226. Organic Pulse Production Is Timeless in Montana

In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Agricultural and…
nitrogen fixing nodules in the roots of legumes

3 Reasons Your Legume Cover Crop Nodulation May Have Failed

Legumes make for great cover crops thanks to an important partnership between the plant roots and bacteria. When this biological partnership is thriving, nitrogen is being pumped back into the soil for future crops to benefit from. It can sometimes appear like your cover crop is thriving above ground, but if bright pink nodules on the roots below ground aren't visible around 30 days after germinating, there might be a problem.
By Emilie Ritter Saunders, Communications Director
rhizobia

How to Make Sure Your Leguminous Cover Crop is Doing its Job

Legumes are a superstar cover crop, particularly in warm, subtropical climates because unlike other cover crops, legumes have the ability to turn atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogen that crops can use. But as Stephanie Kasper, a biology research associate at University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley explains, legumes require an important partner to do their job.
By Emilie Saunders, NCAT Communications Director

The Two Best Legume Cover Crops for Hot and Humid Climates

Cover crops can be an investment in your future soil health. And it’s legume cover crops that can deliver a lasting soil benefit that other cover crop options don’t: nitrogen.
By Colin Mitchell, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Livestock and Crops: Korey Fauque’s Montana Dryland Farm. Part 1

Korey Fauque and his wife Wendy farm 4,500 acres of dryland ground…

Tag Archive for: Pulse Crops

Episode 239. Good Things Come in Small Packages: A Look at Small-Frame Cattle

Cattle come in all sizes, and small cattle may be just right…
Wind farm in Judith Gap, Montana.

15 Years of Change – A Brief Overview of Changes to Montana’s Small Grain Cropping Systems 2007-2022

By Andrew Coggins, NCAT Rocky Mountain West Regional Director Changes…
Lettuce rows.
five photos comparing various stages of crop rotation.
organic lentils

The Timeless Pulse: A Personal Story

This coming year, I am reaching the age where the federal government has suggested that it might be best for me to retire. While amazing legumes provide a natural and timeless means to address much of the fertility needs of at least organic agriculture, I am realizing that I am not as timeless as I used to fool myself into believing.
By Jeff Schahczenski, NCAT Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist

Episode 226. Organic Pulse Production Is Timeless in Montana

In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Agricultural and…
nitrogen fixing nodules in the roots of legumes

3 Reasons Your Legume Cover Crop Nodulation May Have Failed

Legumes make for great cover crops thanks to an important partnership between the plant roots and bacteria. When this biological partnership is thriving, nitrogen is being pumped back into the soil for future crops to benefit from. It can sometimes appear like your cover crop is thriving above ground, but if bright pink nodules on the roots below ground aren't visible around 30 days after germinating, there might be a problem.
By Emilie Ritter Saunders, Communications Director
rhizobia

How to Make Sure Your Leguminous Cover Crop is Doing its Job

Legumes are a superstar cover crop, particularly in warm, subtropical climates because unlike other cover crops, legumes have the ability to turn atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogen that crops can use. But as Stephanie Kasper, a biology research associate at University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley explains, legumes require an important partner to do their job.
By Emilie Saunders, NCAT Communications Director

The Two Best Legume Cover Crops for Hot and Humid Climates

Cover crops can be an investment in your future soil health. And it’s legume cover crops that can deliver a lasting soil benefit that other cover crop options don’t: nitrogen.
By Colin Mitchell, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Livestock and Crops: Korey Fauque’s Montana Dryland Farm. Part 1

Korey Fauque and his wife Wendy farm 4,500 acres of dryland ground…