No-till and Cover Crops Help Rainwater Basins


South-central Nebraska producer John Kinley has a three-acre rainwater basin in a crop field. He uses progressive practices such as no-till production and cover cropping. Even though he farms through his wetland, no-till leaves the rainwater basin with cover year-round, and it now attracts ducks and geese as they migrate.

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This is Playa Country — a weekly look at the wildlife, wetlands and prairies of the western Great Plains, and the people who manage them — brought to you by Playa Lakes Joint Venture, an organization dedicated to conserving birds and bird habitat.

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Original broadcast: March 2014

Posted: March 9, 2014
Topics: Landowner Stories, Playas, Soil Health