Though there are risks to practices like cover crops and “planting green,” the benefits to those types of practices far outweigh the dangers they pose, a soil health expert said recently. Adoption of practices like no-till, reduced tillage and cover crops is rising rapidly among farmers seeking to maximize overall crop revenue by boosting soil health, but that farm-level adoption isn’t keeping up with the general sentiment underpinning their popularity. In other words, though it’s popular, not everybody’s doing it. Some farmers blame primary crop yield loss worries, time constraints, cost and lacking cost-share assistance to integrate new practices for being slow to integrate new soil health practices. See more from the latest research.