Here in Florida and the rest of the Southern United States, we experience high temperatures. There are reasons why Midwestern residents settle in Florida for the Winter, and then head back as soon as Spring kicks in. It gets hot down here, and we do our best to make it work.
This can be a challenge for farmers, particularly those who need to grow cover crops. Knowledgeable farmers around the country understand that you can’t simply harvest and then wait to plant again. Cover crops are placeholder plants, which both provide fertilizer and dredge up nutrients in the soil. The result is a healthy seedbed just waiting to grow more healthy cash crops come planting season.
The challenge comes when you need to establish a cover crop during the Summer. The high temperatures and occasional lack of precipitation makes this season the toughest to plant in the South.
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