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Dave Brandt’s 5 Tips for Experienced Cover Croppers

Cover crop expert discusses his best practices for getting the most out of cover crops.

Being successful with cover crops on your farm operation involves a lot of attention to detail and decision making. With decades of no-till and cover crop experience under his belt, here are 5 tips from Carroll, Ohio, No-Till Legend Dave Brandt to get the most out of your cover crops

1. Use Covers to Suppress Weeds

Cover crops can be used to suppress weeds, but species and crop rotation matter. Every farm is different, but…

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Mackane Vogel

Mackane Vogel is the Associate Editor of Farm Equipment, No-Till Farmer, Cover Crop Strategies and other Lessiter Media publications. An avid writer for the last 10 years, he previously served as the editorial intern for 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and also wrote for several different sports journalism outlets before joining the Lessiter Media team in 2022. Mackane is a 2020 journalism graduate of Marquette University.


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