AdobeStock_7682116.jpg

No-Till, Cover Crops Pay Dividends on Dairy Farm

A pursuit of economical cattle feed leads to full-blown adoption of a diversified no-till, cover crop system.

Fourth generation farmer Derek Van De Hey and his family may not become millionaires overnight, but over the long haul they expect their switch to a 100% no-till, cover crop system will save them nearly that amount, or possibly more.

Derek, who farms with his father, Dave, and his two brothers, Matthew and Ross, says his family didn’t set out to start seeding cover crops when they became become no-tillers in 2007. But once they…

To view the content, please register or login.
Registration is free. Use your registered user account to watch summit video and webinar replays, download eGuides, and manage your user profile.
Julia-gerlach-web

Julia Gerlach

Julia Gerlach is managing editor of No-Till Farmer. She has a lengthy background in publishing and a longtime interest in gardening and mycology. She graduated with a B.A. in music and philosophy from Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wis.

Attend the 2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference

Join the most innovative, forward-thinking strip-till farmers, agronomists and researchers today at the 6th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Peoria, Ill., August 1-2, 2019. Discover practical cover cropping techniques and hundreds of proven ideas to boost your strip-till yields.

Learn More

Top Articles

Must Read Free Eguides

Download these helpful knowledge building tools

View More

Get all things Cover Crop all the time!

Start Your Membership