Cover Crop Strategies editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at various aspects of our great agricultural industry. Here is our favorite content from the past week:
- Delayed Cover Crop Termination Could Prove Beneficial
- Suppressing Waterhemp in Soybeans with Cover Crops
- Every Acre Already Covered for One Ohio No-Tiller
- Cover Crops Attract a Surprising Furry Friend
- Honoring David Brandt at the National No-Tillage Conference
Planting green and roller crimping could save farmers time, reduce herbicide applications and maintain moisture during drought years without impacting yields, according to farmer-led research, coordinated by the nonprofit North Jersey Resource Conservation & Development.
In this video, Practical Farmers of Iowa members Jon Bakehouse of Hastings, Iowa, Ben Dwire of Arco, Minn., and Will Cannon of Prairie City, Iowa, explain how using cover crops helped keep weed populations like waterhemp in check. Hear how cover crops have extended the period of time that herbicide applications hold down weeds and how some farmers have altered their cover crop seeding plans for more effective weed control.
Jeff Duling of Putnam County, Ohio, participates in the H2Ohio program, so he has to have cover crops planted by Nov. 1st. He interseeds them, and that’s why he is already finished planting cover crops for the fall.
This farmer did not expect to see this particular type of animal hanging out in his cover crop field when he went out to check on the progress of his covers.
In honor of the “godfather” of cover crops, soil health and regenerative agriculture, the inaugural David Brandt Memorial Lecture Series at the 2024 National No-Tillage Conference in Indianapolis brings together 4 of Brandt’s mentees to discuss how to continue the message of no-till and soil health through farmer-to-farmer education. Find more details about it and register here.
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