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Ohio Cover Crops: Seeding Into Standing Soybeans

Ohio Cover Crops: Seeding Into Standing Soybeans

πŸ‘€By Alan Sundermeier, CCA 🕔Sep 12, 2017

As soybeans are maturing around Ohio, an opportunity to establish an early cover crop is available. If a farmer waits until after soybean harvest, then many days of growth are being wasted. Soybeans should have dropped 10% of their leaves

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Nebraska: Farmers Offer Insights on Integrating Cover Crops into Crop Production

Nebraska: Farmers Offer Insights on Integrating Cover Crops into Crop Production Updated

πŸ‘€By Liberty Butts and Rodrigo Werle, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 11, 2017

How are Nebraskans using cover crops? A survey of Nebraska soybean, field corn, and seed corn producers and agronomists offers insights into why they’ve adopted cover crops and how they’ve integrated them into their cropping systems. The survey was conducted

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Kentucky: Avoid Making Cover Crops a Pest

Kentucky: Avoid Making Cover Crops a Pest

πŸ‘€By Travis Legleiter, University of Kentucky Extension Weed Scientist 🕔Sep 6, 2017

The use of cover crops in Kentucky is on the rise with more farmers looking to gain an edge wherever they can. Cover crops have many benefits including keeping soils in place over winter, improving soil quality, and in some

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Iowa: Seeding Cover Crops in Dry Conditions

Iowa: Seeding Cover Crops in Dry Conditions Updated

πŸ‘€By Angie Rieck-Hinz and Meaghan Anderson, Iowa State University Extension Agronomists 🕔Aug 14, 2017

We are quickly approaching the time of year when we aerially seed cover crops into standing corn and soybeans.Β  Earlier seeding allows for more growth and consequently more biomass to protect soils from erosion. It also allows the opportunity to

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Michigan Cover Crops: Get Your Plan Together Before Small Grain Harvest

Michigan Cover Crops: Get Your Plan Together Before Small Grain Harvest

πŸ‘€By Erin Hill, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences 🕔Jul 6, 2017

As the harvest of wheat and other small grain crops approaches, it is time to consider options for planting cover crops. Allowing a cover crop to take advantage of the remaining two to three months of favorable weather conditions can

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Michigan Cover Crops: Important Reminders for Herbicide-Based Termination

Michigan Cover Crops: Important Reminders for Herbicide-Based Termination

πŸ‘€By Erin Hill, Michigan State University 🕔Apr 6, 2017

Spring is here and with the field season beginning it is time to think about terminating any overwintered cover crops. At this year’s Midwest Cover Crops Council meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, keynote speaker Dale Shaner presented a talk titled,

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Tennessee: Weed Control with Your Cover Crop

Tennessee: Weed Control with Your Cover Crop

πŸ‘€By Garret Montgomery, University of Tennessee 🕔Mar 31, 2017

With planting just around the corner, there are a few management considerations of cover crops that are being used for weed control.

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Minnesota: 2 Cover Crop Management Workshops, Feb. 28, March 2

Minnesota: 2 Cover Crop Management Workshops, Feb. 28, March 2

πŸ‘€By Jake Overgaard, University of Minnesota 🕔Feb 8, 2017

Farmers are gaining confidence in using cover crops more each year. Whether used for soil erosion, capturing nutrients, breaking disease cycles, improving soil health, adding organic matter, or one of the many other benefits, cover crops can be beneficial. However,

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Midwest Cover Crops Council Website Gets New Design

Midwest Cover Crops Council Website Gets New Design

πŸ‘€By Jessica Merzdorf, Purdue University 🕔Dec 12, 2016

The Midwest Cover Crops Council has introduced a new website design, making it easier for users to find resources and access the site on mobile technology. The MCCC website contains Extension publications from Purdue University and other universities, as well

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South Dakota: No-Till Farming – Myths & Challenges

South Dakota: No-Till Farming – Myths & Challenges

πŸ‘€By Anthony Bly, South Dakota State University 🕔Nov 9, 2016

No-till farming practices, diverse crop rotations, cover crops and integrating livestock into crop production require a different kind of management when compared with conventional farming.Β Although most crop and livestock producers have a good idea of the desired outcomes that center

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