Tennessee Cotton: Cover Crops’ Effect on Germination – Podcast

🕔Sep 25, 2018As producers prepare to plant cover species ahead of the 2019 crop, Dr. Avat Shekoofa discusses new research on the effects of cover crop residue on cotton germination and early […]

Texas No-Till: Cover Crops and Earth Worms Increase Production, Soil Health

🕔Sep 24, 2018When it comes to farming cotton, Kenneth McAlister has his bases covered – and most of his fields. The third-generation farmer switched to a no-till system 10 years ago. Over […]

Michigan: Irrigate Cover Crops for Better Emergence

🕔Sep 14, 2018Typically, late August sees more rain than the rest of summer, but when it turns dry and your cover crop seed is in the ground, it’s totally dependent on the […]

Texas Rolling Plains Wheat: Double-Cropping, Longer-Term Cover Crop Options

🕔Sep 14, 2018Double cropping may be another consideration for producers who have used cover crops in wheat systems within the Rolling Plains, according to an ongoing Texas A&M AgriLife Research study. Dr. […]

Conservation Practices – Long-Term Value, Farmers Bear the Cost – DTN

🕔Sep 7, 2018Conservation practices can pay out financially for farmers, but it’s the landowners who gain the most benefits by increasing the long-term value and resiliency of farmland.   Farmers with a strong […]

Nebraska Cover Crops: Long Term Effects on Water Infiltration and Plants

🕔Aug 23, 2018How you manage your soil today could have impacts on the productivity of your soil in the near and distant future. Water infiltration and plant available water are two important […]

Pennsylvania: Control Weeds Now to Reduce Seed Bank for Next Year

🕔Aug 23, 2018Now is the time to think about controlling summer annual weeds prior to seed set in cropping situations where this is possible. Preventing seed production is important for driving down […]

Ohio Cover Crops: Recommendations for Late Summer Seeding

🕔Aug 21, 2018Now is an excellent time to improve your soil by planting cover crops.  Leaving soil bare exposes it to erosion and nutrient loss.  Get it covered and protected.  There are […]

Minnesota Corn: Living Mulch – Kura Clover Improves Yields, Reduces Nitrogen Input

🕔Aug 17, 2018A living mulch is a cover crop under-seeded into annual crop production. Kura clover is a vegetatively-spreading, nitrogen (N)-fixing, winter-hardy perennial legume native to eastern Europe. Kura clover’s spreading habit […]

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 […]

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