Regenerative Soil Ever since the 2018 Farm Bill was enacted on December 20, 2018 growing Hemp has been a national craze. There was over 500,000 acres of farmland planted in the spring of 2019 compared to approximately 70,000 acres the year before. Ground that had not been farmed in decades was ...In our second part of this series on “regenerative soil” we will talk about prepping your outdoor soil in the field and what steps to take to get your ground ready to start the regenerative process.
Whether you plant direct seed in the ground or seedlings, in the perfect world you want to plant into a field that has already been planted with some type of cover crop. At this point, I want to explain any confusion with the phrase “cover crop”, we use the word cover crop as a general meaning of some type of plant that covers the soil. The common meaning for cover crop is planting a field with a crop in a rotation method with other plots of your field ,so if you have say one 30 acre field that has been planted with corn for a few years and you want to give the field a rest and a chance for the soil to get rejuvenated you would plant a cover crop in that field for a year or two and then put it back in use using a no-till method.