Chip Bowling, Newburg, Md., is past-president of the Maryland Grain Producers Assn. He no-tills and uses cover crops and buffer zones on 1,600 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat to prevent soil erosion into the Chesapeake Bay watershed. For more detailed information on Chip, please see “What I’ve Learned from No-Till Farming” article in the October 2017 issue of No-Till Farmer.
Today we’re talking with Jeff Schluckbier, who grows corn, sugar beets and wheat in Tuscola County, Mich. Jeff uses sunflowers, radish, clover, oats, cereal rye and Austrian winter peas. He says cover crops are paying off big time in his 7,500-acre operation, especially during heavy rainfall events.