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Tight rotations may not harm canola yields — but soil health suffers

A long-term study on diversity in rotations produced some surprises, but the benefits were also clear

Brian Beres wasn’t surprised to find more diverse rotations increase cereal grain yields, improve soil health, and increase microbial biomass. What surprised him was how canola fared under tight rotations. Quite well, as a matter of fact. “It was surprising to see that canola didn’t respond to diversity if you looked at crop response variables […] Read more