Mulching to improve soil health


Signup Deadline: February 1, 2019
Implement a crop rotation which utilizes mulch and address all four principle components of soil health: increases diversity of the cropping system; maintains residue throughout the year; keeps a living root; and minimizes soil chemical, physical and biological disturbance.  

CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

Additional Information
Plant-based mulching materials will be applied at least once during the rotation. The rotation will include at least 4 different crop and/or cover crop types (crop types include cool season grass, warm season grass, cool season broadleaf, warm season broadleaf).
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