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Pennsylvania: Cover Crop Planting Season Has Arrived

Pennsylvania: Cover Crop Planting Season Has Arrived

👤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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National Cover Crop Initiative Gets $2.2Mln Start-up Funding – DTN

National Cover Crop Initiative Gets $2.2Mln Start-up Funding – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA 🕔Mar 23, 2017

Research and promotion of soil health and cover crops got a major boost Wednesday as the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation announced a $6.6 million national cover crop initiative.   The foundation is

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Livestock: Options for Grazing Cover Crops – DTN

Livestock: Options for Grazing Cover Crops – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 8, 2017

Alternative grazing programs are allowing cattle producers to graze cattle more efficiently while raising crops and utilizing such conservation practices as cover crops.   In a Great Plains Grazing webinar on Jan. 27 titled “Grazing Cropping Systems in Oklahoma,” Jason

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Nebraska Cover Crops: Would Triticale Work in Your Winter Blend?

Nebraska Cover Crops: Would Triticale Work in Your Winter Blend?

👤From UNL CropWatch 🕔Dec 6, 2016

Triticale (2n=2N=6X, AABBRR) is a cross between durum wheat (2n=2N=4X, AABB) and rye (2n=2N=2X, RR). It is genetically stable and does not break down into wheat and rye. If rye is found in a triticale field, it is usually due

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Flint on Crops: Time to Plant Cool Season Forage Crops

Flint on Crops: Time to Plant Cool Season Forage Crops

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔Nov 14, 2016

My first job with Mississippi State was that of working with forage crops on the Experiment Station. I studied forage crops with interest under Dr. Coleman Ward and the subject seemed natural for me having grown up on a dairy

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Pennsylvania: Renting a Truck for Harvest; “New Kind of Appraiser” – DTN

Pennsylvania: Renting a Truck for Harvest; “New Kind of Appraiser” – DTN

👤By Richard Oswald DTN Special Correspondent 🕔Jun 1, 2016

Outside Newport, Pennsylvania, View From the Cab farmer Jim Hoover told DTN late Sunday, “It was a good week.” The crops are in. Jim and his family were able to get quite a bit done between rain showers, including moving

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USDA Loans Available for Portable Storage and Equipment

USDA Loans Available for Portable Storage and Equipment

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 29, 2016

USDA will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Elanor Starmer announced changes to the Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program

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Texas: Spring Field Day, Chillicothe, May 4

Texas: Spring Field Day, Chillicothe, May 4

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 14, 2016

Wheat, canola, triticale and cropping systems will be highlighted during a field day May 4 at Texas A&M AgriLife Research’s Chillicothe Station, located south of Chillicothe on Farm-to-Market Road 392. Registration will be from 7:45–8:30 a.m., followed by a herbicide regulations

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Georgia: Tan Spot In Triticale

Georgia: Tan Spot In Triticale

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 13, 2016

Tan spot has been observed in triticale. Disease development is favored by frequent rains and cool, cloudy, humid weather.

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Ohio Corn: Picking Cover Crops After Silage Harvest

Ohio Corn: Picking Cover Crops After Silage Harvest

👤By Rory Lewandowski, Ohio State University 🕔Sep 1, 2015

A lot of corn was chopped for corn silage last week and harvest continues this week.  We are about a month ahead of last year’s corn silage harvest and this year’s earlier harvest provides an opportunity to get cover crops

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