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With minimal soil disturbance at establishment looking likely to play a role in future crop support payments, what might those still relatively inexperienced in min- or no-till need to be prepared for?
Improved soil structure, nutrient retention and enhanced soil organic matter levels are just some of the suggested benefits associated with cover cropping, but does the strategy directly impact on weed populations?
Poor soil health is contributing to the development of serious black-grass problems on many farms. But there are cultivation and crop residue strategies which can help, says soil and tillage expert Steve Townsend.