The author is with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Discovery Farms Program.


For years, cover crops have been touted as a way to protect water quality among other benefits, such as soil health, a forage source, and carbon sequestration

The agriculture community continuously adapts to fulfill the ever-growing desires and needs of society. This willingness to try innovative practices that protect soil and water resources

Mitigating phosphorus loss from cropland is often a balancing act, with numerous environmental and management factors interacting simultaneously

Creating a simple budget of inputs and outputs goes a long way toward understanding the complexity of on-farm nutrient flows