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Tennessee Weeds: Consider Establishing a Cover Crop this Fall

Tennessee Weeds: Consider Establishing a Cover Crop this Fall

πŸ‘€By Drake Copeland, University of Tennessee Extension Specialist 🕔Aug 22, 2017

PPO-resistant Palmer amaranth has required growers to adapt to an integrated weed control approach with the assistance of the new technologies available. The adoption of cover crops in the state has shown to be a major tool for successfully controlling

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Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome – 5 Myths You Should Know – DTN

Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome – 5 Myths You Should Know – DTN

πŸ‘€By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 18, 2017

It’s that time of year again, when a soybean plant can go from thriving to dying in a matter of days.Β  Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is surfacing in soybean fields across the Midwest. The disease will be at its worst

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Minnesota: Target Weeds After Small Grain Harvest

Minnesota: Target Weeds After Small Grain Harvest

πŸ‘€By Jared Goplen, Tom Peters, and Dave Nicolai, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 15, 2017

One of the many benefits of including small grains in crop rotations is improved broadleaf weed control and breaking up weed lifecycles. Although freshly harvested small grain fields have a clean look, they often have weeds hiding in the stubble.

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Nebraska Drought: Better to Harvest a Damaged Field or Leave Residue Standing?

Nebraska Drought: Better to Harvest a Damaged Field or Leave Residue Standing?

πŸ‘€By Charles Wortmann and Robert Klein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 14, 2017

If you’re considering cutting drought-stressed crops for silage, you might want to take a second look at the potential for losing more value than you’ll gain from the operation. In nutrient value alone, crop residue is estimated to provide almost

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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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Pennsylvania: Cover Crop Planting Season Has Arrived

Pennsylvania: Cover Crop Planting Season Has Arrived

πŸ‘€By Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Pennsylvania State University Extension Soil Specialist 🕔Aug 9, 2017

The summer is drawing to an end and it is time to plant cover crops! Many cover crops need to be planted early to derive substantial benefit from them. Radishes have to be planted in August to develop a deep

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Ohio: Cover Crop Considerations Following Wheat in Grain Rotations

Ohio: Cover Crop Considerations Following Wheat in Grain Rotations

πŸ‘€By Alexander Lindsey and Mark Sulc, Ohio State University Extension Specialists; and Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA 🕔Aug 8, 2017

Considerations for planting cover crops after wheat in grain crop rotations are common at this point in the season. With any cover crop, it is advisable to select a species with a given target in mind (surface erosion prevention, nutrient

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South Dakota Wheat: Managing Residue to Prevent a Green Bridge

South Dakota Wheat: Managing Residue to Prevent a Green Bridge

πŸ‘€By Ruth Beck, Adam Varenhorst, Emmanuel Byamukama, Patrick Wagner, Paul O. Johnson, and Dwayne Beck, South Dakota State University Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Many wheat fields in South Dakota were cut for hay this year due to drought conditions and the need for hay. In some fields where moisture was adequate or rainfall has occurred, wheat and weeds are growing back. Deciding what

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Arkansas: Researchers Receive Grant for Cover Crop Study

Arkansas: Researchers Receive Grant for Cover Crop Study

πŸ‘€By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will study the efficacy of using cover crops in reducing growers’ nitrogen fertilizer needs, retaining soil moisture, and growing profit margins during a three-year demonstration scheduled to begin this fall.

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Minnesota: Cover Crop and Soil Health Learning Tour, September 8

Minnesota: Cover Crop and Soil Health Learning Tour, September 8

πŸ‘€By Lizabeth Stahl, University of Minnesota Extension 🕔Aug 1, 2017

What impacts can we expect on soil health and productivity with cover crops, reduced tillage and/or a more diversified cropping system? Should I adjust my weed or nutrient management program when interseeding cover crops into corn or soybean? How can

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