Water 2012: Green manure and cover crops: a water saving method

Outlet: Valley Courier

December 5, 2012

VALLEY — Irregular rains have some Valley farmers and ranchers trying old tricks to conserve water and protect agriculture. Planting green manure/cover crops (gm/cc) to sustain the Earth might be as old as irrigation itself. It is similar to placing an umbrella over the soil, which sounds like something that would keep the water out, but it has the reverse effect.