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Mississippi: Alliance Field Day, Piney Woods, Dec. 15

Mississippi: Alliance Field Day, Piney Woods, Dec. 15

👤By Susan Collins-Smith, Mississippi State University 🕔Dec 6, 2017

The National Center for Appropriate Technology will host the Alliance of Sustainable Farms field day on Dec. 15 in Piney Woods. Representatives from the center’s Gulf States Regional Office in Jackson will provide a hands-on bed preparation demonstration at its

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Louisiana: 2 Soil Health, Cover Crop Conferences, Jan. 23, 24

Louisiana: 2 Soil Health, Cover Crop Conferences, Jan. 23, 24

👤By Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter 🕔Dec 5, 2017

Two conferences scheduled for January will feature information on soil health, cover crops, and other row crop and forage issues. The LSU AgCenter, the Louisiana Master Farmer Program and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are planning the events. The first

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What’s the Real Deal with Soybean Cyst Nematodes and Cover Crops?

What’s the Real Deal with Soybean Cyst Nematodes and Cover Crops?

👤By Chelsea Harbach, Iowa State University 🕔Nov 29, 2017

The number of acres planted to cover crops annually has been steadily increasing in recent years throughout the United States. Meanwhile, the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) continues to sit atop of the U.S. list of yield-suppressing pathogens. It’s no coincidence,

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Texas Cotton: Winter Wheat Is Feasible Cover Crop in Rolling Plains, Says Study

Texas Cotton: Winter Wheat Is Feasible Cover Crop in Rolling Plains, Says Study

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 27, 2017

Interest in using cover crops to improve soil health continues to grow in the Texas Rolling Plains region, but the nagging concern of reductions in soil moisture and effects on yields of subsequent cash crops still exists. A Texas A&M

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Texas: Organic Grain, Soybean Study Establishes Early Production Recommendations

Texas: Organic Grain, Soybean Study Establishes Early Production Recommendations

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 22, 2017

After one year of studying organic grain and soybean cropping systems, Texas A&M AgriLife scientists say they know more about what not to do moving forward. Three Texas A&M researchers are using a $475,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute

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Mississippi: Cover Crop Acreage Brings Big Benefits

Mississippi: Cover Crop Acreage Brings Big Benefits

👤By Beth Baker, MSU Extension Service 🕔Nov 10, 2017

A recent survey revealed that thousands of farmers are planting cover crops and reporting benefits from the practice. While only a few respondents to the fifth annual cover crop survey were from Mississippi, the study revealed more landowners appreciate the

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Georgia Pecans: Cover Crops Are Valuable Additions to Orchards

Georgia Pecans: Cover Crops Are Valuable Additions to Orchards

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Nov 9, 2017

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells recommends planting crimson clover, or a similar cover crop, in pecan orchards to supply much-needed nitrogen and build up organic matter in the soil. Whether used in fields where row crops

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Iowa Cover Crops: Fall Armyworm Feeding Noted in Southern Counties

Iowa Cover Crops: Fall Armyworm Feeding Noted in Southern Counties

👤By Rebecca Vittetoe, Iowa State University Agronomist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

Fall is usually not a time I expect to get questions about armyworms, but last week I received several questions about fall armyworms in cover crops, particularly in cereal rye, triticale, or wheat cover crops. In Iowa, fall armyworms can

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Mississippi: Row Crop Short Course, Starkville, Dec. 4-6

Mississippi: Row Crop Short Course, Starkville, Dec. 4-6

👤By Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University Cotton Specialist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

The 2017 Row Crop Short Course hosted by Mississippi State University will be held Dec. 4-6, 2017 at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS.

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Weed Control with Cover Crops – Don’t Fall Prey to Confirmation Bias

Weed Control with Cover Crops – Don’t Fall Prey to Confirmation Bias

👤Joe Ikley and Bill Johnson 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Recently, the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program released the results of their 2016-2017 Cover Crop Survey. This document reported results of a broad array of questions asked of cover crop

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