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Seed Labs a Critical Link in Ensuring Cover Crop Quality

No-tillers can be better informed about their seed purchases by requesting and reading the testing lab’s ‘report of analysis’ and learning more about testing rules.


Pictured Above: HIGH STANDARDS. Seed is germinated during tests at Agri Seed Testing in Salem, Ore. In addition to reading the bag label, no-tillers should ask retailers for, and learn how to read, the “report of analysis” generated by labs when cover crop seed is tested. This is a better gauge of what’s in the product
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WHILE NO-TILLERS have long enjoyed the rigorous testing of corn, soybean and small grains seed they plant as cash…

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John Dobberstein

John Dobberstein is senior editor of No-Till Farmer magazine and the e-newsletter Dryland No-TillerHe previously covered agriculture for the Tulsa World and worked for daily newspapers in Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Joseph, Mich. He graduated with a B.A. in journalism and political science from Central Michigan University.

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