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 Crops, Solar Panels & the Future of Agriculture

On this episode of the Roots & Ruminants Podcast, Missouri farmer Lynn Fahrmeier discusses his innovative plans for the future of his farm involving cover crops, solar panels and livestock.

Preparation for Flying On Cover Crops

In this video, one Iowa farmer shows how he takes the spray system off his airplane and installs the spreader so that he can start applying cover crop seed.

Economics of Raising Oats with Cover Crop Rotations

In this video from Practical Cover Croppers, Martin Larsen of Byron, Minn., provides estimates on the expenses and revenue of raising oats to compare to the expenses and revenue of raising corn. He describes how including oats in the rotation changes the overall profitability of his rotation — including reduced applied nitrogen in the corn year and increased yield in corn and soybean years.

Tips for Getting Started or Further Incorporating Cover Crops

In this video, Jessica Kelton, soil health educator with the Soil Health Institute, provides details for growers who are looking to get started with or further incorporate cover crops on their farm. She shares resources that can aid growers as they look to learn more and potential incentives that can further aid cover crop adoption.

Ensuring Successful Cover Crop Management

In this video from the Iowa Soybean Association, learn about the Farmers for Soil Health Initiative and how it can help ensure that cover crops are managed successfully on your farm.

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