MARK ROGERS shows the burned-down ryegrass stubble into which he plants his cotton. He overwinters calves on the ryegrass, then strip-tills cotton into the fields after the calves are sold in the spring — a practice he was told wouldn’t work.
“IT’S THE BEST-LOOKING crop I’ve had in years, at this point in the season,” says Mark Rogers of the cotton he plants behind calves wintered on ryegrass. He says cotton after calves consistently out-yields his conventional cotton.
PEANUTS have been grown on the Rogers farm for decades. But, when the government quota program was abolished, they opted not to grow for the commercial market; instead, they sell all their peanuts green at the farm.
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