​​​Increasing Profitability Through Diversity: My Experiences With Cover Crops and No-Till

March 2019 | 22 min., 12 sec.
by Adam Chappell
Chappell Brothers Farm LLC

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Summary

​Chappell begins by using soybeans as an example of costs outstripping earnings and the need to recognize when to change production practices. He reviews the benefits of no-till and cover crops, including reduced irrigation, weed control, better stands and planting conditions, nitrogen contributions and nutrient cycling, and adding value with livestock. In his experience, planting cover crops has given him flexibility and made farming fun again.

About the Presenter

Adam ChappellAdam Chappell is a fourth-generation cotton farmer in Arkansas and farms approximately 8,000 acres with his brother Seth. They started experimenting with cover crops in 2010. Chappell has a BS in botany from Arkansas State University and an MS in entomology from the University of Arkansas.​

Contact Information:
Email: chappell.adam@gmail.com

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