Add Alfalfa to Corn, Soybean Rotation to Improve Soil Health

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on Dec 12, 2012

I found this video very interesting as we have seen increased organic matter from dropping hay in the rotation. After 10 yrs of No-till/Strip-till our tested organic matters have risen from 1-1.5% on our forest origin soils. to an average over 3. Is the alfalfa being fed and put back as manure ? With the crop removed where is the feed stock for organic matter generation coming from? High N/C sources for us just tend to mineralize.

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