Just 5 percent of California farmers use cover cropping, but that's likely to change as researchers start to track many benefits
This spring in California several orchards around Solano and nearby counties sported a new look: lush carpets of mixed grasses growing as tall as 3 feet beneath the trees’ bare branches. By summer the scene will change as farmers grow and harvest their nut crops, but the work of the grasses will continue unseen.
Photo by USDA NRCS South Dakota
Today just 5 percent of California growers are… more
by: Jane Braxton Little