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:

Wisconsin Grower Prefers Grazing Cover Crops Instead of Termination

In this article, read about why this Wisconsin family farm elected to put up fences in 2015 and graze their cover crops as opposed to other standard termination methods.

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Seeding Cover Crops into Soybeans Using a Drone

In this video, no-tiller James Hammerton tells agronomist Henry Prinzen how and why he decided to apply 10 pounds per acre of a clover/hairy vetch seed mix using a drone.

Maximizing Cover Crop Benefits

In this video from University of Illinois, cover crop experts and farmers share their experiences and lessons learned from implementing cover crops, and how to maximize benefits and minimize risks with proper management, timing and termination.

5 Reasons to Grow Austrian Winter Peas as a Cover Crop

In this video, Rob from Dowdle Family Farms in (state) lists his main 5 reasons, plus a 6th bonus reason, for why Austrian winter peas are one of the best cover crops out there.

Cover Crop Lessons from a 15-Year Cover Cropper

Wisconsin grower Rick Gehrke discusses how the weather and cover crops affected his yields during the 2023 growing season and what that might mean going forward. This was Gehrke’s 15th year using cover crops in his rotation.

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