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:

Cover Crop Termination Timing Critical in Extreme Heat

In this article, several farmers say that cover crop termination timing was the most crucial aspect when dealing with extremely hot weather conditions. One grower says, “It's a miracle we raised the crop we did despite extreme weather challenges."

Cover Crop Termination

Photo by: Gloria Hafemeister

Cover Crops 101: Maximizing Benefits

In this video, experts discuss the many benefits of cover crops, including improved soil health, reduced nutrient loss and increased resilience. The video also covers how to maximize benefits and minimize risks, with tips on proper management, timing and termination.

Reducing Carbon Penalty for Corn Following a Cover Crop

Farm Journal field agronomist, Ken Ferrie, suggests a way to remove some of the carbon penalty and allelopathic issues for corn following a cover crop by shutting off meters on the drill to leave a bio strip.

One Key Aspect of Grazing Cover Crops

In this video from Pasture Project, learn about why fencing plays such a crucial role in grazing cover crops with livestock.

Can It Ever Be Too Cold to Plant a Cereal Rye Cover Crop?

In this video, Katja Koehler-Cole, soil health management extension educator, gives a presentation on best practices for managing cover crops and cold temperatures.

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