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

This video from Practical Farmers of Iowa features experienced cover croppers across Iowa discussing ways they have modified their cover cropping plan to minimize yield loss risk when planting cereal rye ahead of corn. Ideas include creating a space between the cereal rye and the corn crop, and scaling down the cereal rye seeding rate to minimize residue.

Digging Into the Economics of Cover Crops

In this episode of Farming Forward from RealAgriculture, Canadian farmer Randy Tkachyk takes Kelvin Heppner for a farm tour while discussing the economics of cover cropping and some of the harder to calculate long-term benefits that Tkachyk has seen from cover crops.

Purple Top Turnips: Cover Crop Species Profile

In the newest video from Dowdle Family Farms, Rob Dowdle discusses all the must-knows of the purple top turnip and why he believes that this species of cover crop is good for soil health, forage and grazing. Be sure to register for the 2024 National Cover Crop Summit to hear Rob Dowdle and several others discuss the latest topics in the world of cover crops.

Carbon Sequestration of a Legume Cover Crop

In this video, learn about the carbon sequestering properties of legume cover crops and how they can play a vital role in climate change mitigation and the future of sustainable agriculture.

Why Santa Claus Could Have Been a Farmer

In the spirit of the holiday season, here is a list of 10 reasons why Santa could have been a farmer. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Cover Crop Strategies!

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