Energize with Diversity
Using a diversity of crop species in the field and throughout the landscape contributes to biological diversity above and below ground, and can enhance soil functions and benefit the whole farm system.
The addition of trees or shrubs that produce crops planted in single or multiple rows with agronomic, horticultural crops or forages grown in the alleys between.
This practice is also used for: Maximize Living Roots
Addition of composted organic materials, processed using recommended guidelines for temperature, C:N ratio and storage, for use as a fertilizer amendment and/or to improve soil structure.
This practice is also used for: Keep Soil Cover
HOW do farmers join the Million Acre Challenge?
Filling out a self-assessment survey enrolls farmers in the challenge and gives them access to tools to track their progress toward healthy soils knowledge and management.