Alabama: Nitrogen On Cereal Cover Crops – Does It Help?

🕔Sep 26, 2019A winter cover crop can benefit the soil and/or subsequent crop, but cover crops are not harvested for feed or sold as a commodity (Fig. 1). Cover crop benefits include […]

Nebraska Cover Crops: Optimum Planting Times Following Corn

🕔Sep 20, 2019Cover crops have to produce a certain amount of growth, or biomass, in order to effectively reduce erosion and soil nutrient loss, suppress weeds, and supply forage. Several studies have […]

Michigan: Cover Crop Recipes – Post Soybean, Use Cereal Rye

🕔Sep 12, 2019Are you a farmer about to harvest this year’s soybean crop? If so, now is a good time to start considering putting in some cover crops! Without cover crops, harvesting […]

Cover Crop Seed: Tight Supplies, Order NOW – DTN

🕔Jun 17, 2019Cover crop seed will be in short supply this year. Farmers and landowners need to get orders in early, according to dealers and veteran cover croppers. Demand for cereal rye, […]

Iowa Cover Crops: How Do They Affect Weed Management?

🕔Mar 26, 2019One benefit of planting cover crops is their contribution to weed management. While several factors contribute to the inhibition of weeds by cover crops, the physical barrier of cover crop […]

Indiana: Cover Crops And Weed Seeds – Make Sure Your Cereal Rye Seed Is Tested

🕔Dec 24, 2018Cover crops have increased in interest and acres planted substantially in the past decade.  Indiana has now had three consecutive years of over one million acres of cover crops planted.  […]

Cover Crops: Cereal Rye – Weighing the Costs vs. Benefits

🕔Aug 15, 2018Many farmers begin experimenting with cover crops by planting cereal rye into corn stalks with the following crop being soybeans (see NREC Guide for more detail).  This article discusses some of the […]

Nebraska Spring Cover Crop: How Planting Date, Varieties Affect Growth

🕔May 8, 2018Importance of Planting Date Reduced spring growth resulting from delayed planting of small grain cover crops has been widespread throughout the western Corn Belt. The composite photograph (Figure 1) shows […]

Nebraska Cover Crops: Termination Factors, Burndown Considerations

🕔Apr 23, 2018With cold spring conditions this year, cover crop plant growth has been delayed and questions have come up as to whether that should affect timing of cover crop termination. In […]

Flint on Crops: Time to Think About Cover Crops – Commentary

🕔Sep 18, 2017There is nothing more important on any farm than the quality of the soil. And there seem to be a lot more ways to damage the quality than to improve […]

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