Decomposing Cover Crops Serve as Sidedress Pass

World dryland corn yield record holder times decomposition of species in cover crop mix to provide nutrients to no-till corn crop throughout the season

According to the 2024 Cover Crops Operational Practices Survey, managing carbon to nitrogen (C:N) ratios is the second-most challenging aspect of cover cropping. 

Longtime cover crop expert Steve Groff’s simple explanation of the C:N ratio is the comparison of the mass of C in a substance to the mass of N in a substance. The Holtwood, Pa., no-tiller and “Cover Crop Coach” says the C:N ratio has a direct bearing on N management.

“Basically, the…

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Michaela Paukner

Michaela Paukner is the associate editor of Strip-Till Farmer and Precision Farming Dealer. Her previous journalism experience includes working as a reporter for a legal magazine and as a producer for two Wisconsin TV news stations. She has also worked with clients across the globe as a freelance writer and marketing consultant, and as a brand manager for a Wisconsin-based boutique marketing agency. She's a graduate of UW-Green Bay.

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