Source: AgriLife Today
“Lots of problems, both environmental and financial are solved,” says Dr. Jamie Foster, a Texas AgriLife Research forage agronomist in Beeville. “It reduces erosion, soil moisture loss and nitrogen loss. It improves organic matter in soil which means the soil is holding carbon. That reduces carbon emissions, greenhouse gasses and global warming. Plus, hay sales and grazing can increase incomes. That’s a lot of wins.”
Yet another plus could be that legumes break up insect pest cycles, Foster said.
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