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Cover Crops: Get a Plan To Avoid Nitrogen Tie-Up – DTN

Cover Crops: Get a Plan To Avoid Nitrogen Tie-Up – DTN

👤By Daniel Davidson, DTN Contributing Agronomist 🕔Jun 20, 2017

One of the many benefits promised by cover crops is their potential to scavenge nitrogen from the soil in the fall, winter and early spring and in doing so lessen nitrogen (N) leaching. However, covers crops, particularly those high in

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Florida Corn: Late-Summer Legume Cover Crops

Florida Corn: Late-Summer Legume Cover Crops

👤By Michael Mulvaney, University of Florida 🕔Jun 12, 2017

Integrating summer cover crops into rotations Corn harvest is around the corner.  What will you do with the land after harvest?  You can leave it fallow, or you can plant late summer cover crop to provide benefits for future crops

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Tennessee: Cover Crops for Weed Control – Video

Tennessee: Cover Crops for Weed Control – Video

👤By Ginger Rowsey, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 9, 2017

Larry Steckel visits a farm where a cereal rye cover crop has been effectively used to control weeds. UTIA research says cover crops can often save farmers 2 herbicide applications.

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Mississippi: Seed Tech Short Course, Starkville, Aug. 1-2

Mississippi: Seed Tech Short Course, Starkville, Aug. 1-2

👤By Nathan Gregory, MSU Extension Service 🕔Jun 8, 2017

Cover crop economics and seed mixture considerations will be two of the many topics covered at this year’s Seed Technology Short Course. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station invite seed industry professionals, producers

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Texas Wheat Farmer Protects His Soil Until Commodity Prices Improve

Texas Wheat Farmer Protects His Soil Until Commodity Prices Improve

👤By Dee Ann Littlefield, NRCS Public Affairs Specialist 🕔Jun 8, 2017

Tommy Henderson says the wheat market is going to turn around. In fact he is banking on it. Not with his banker, but with his soil. With the wheat futures market so low, the Byers, Texas farmer doesn’t think he

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Tennessee: Insect Concerns in Cover Crops – Video

Tennessee: Insect Concerns in Cover Crops – Video

👤By Ginger Rowsey, University of Tennessee 🕔May 26, 2017

University of Tennessee IPM Extension Specialist Scott Stewart discusses cover crops and potential insect concerns.

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Louisiana: Northeast Research Station Field Day, St. Jospeh, June 20

Louisiana: Northeast Research Station Field Day, St. Jospeh, June 20

👤By Karol Osborne, LSU AgCenter 🕔May 25, 2017

The LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station will showcase research and demonstration plots at a pest management and crop production field day on June 20 in St. Joseph. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts. Field tours will run

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Herbicide-Resistant Weeds: What Can the U.S. Learn From Australia? No Easy Answers. – DTN

Herbicide-Resistant Weeds: What Can the U.S. Learn From Australia? No Easy Answers. – DTN

👤By Pam Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor 🕔May 19, 2017

There have been more than a few jokes this week about the irony of weed scientists choosing Colorado as a meeting place to talk about resistance. However, no one in this audience is laughing about the global threat of weeds

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California: Soil Management Training, Five Points, June 6

California: Soil Management Training, Five Points, June 6

👤By Jeff Mitchell, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔May 9, 2017

How long-term soil health practices affect farming system performance will be covered in a half-day training workshop in Five Points on June 6 beginning at 9 a.m..  The practices that will be showcased include reduced disturbance tillage and the use of

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Alabama: Cover Crop Responses to Residual Herbicides in Peanut-Cotton Rotation

Alabama: Cover Crop Responses to Residual Herbicides in Peanut-Cotton Rotation

👤By Ann Chambliss, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔May 3, 2017

Cover crops can provide many benefits to peanut and cotton rotation. However, in fields where residual herbicides were used during the growing season, establishment of cover crops could be negatively affected by the herbicide residues.

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