Clogged Tile Lines Caused by Over-Grown Cover Crop Roots Might be Creating Major Drainage Concerns in Some No-Tilled Corn Belt Fields

While one of the numerous benefits of seeding cover crops is helping solve drainage concerns, a few no-tillers say it has actually created more drainage worries. The concern is that cover crop roots were blocking tile lines.

With last year’s warm fall and winter, along with a very wet spring in the eastern Corn Belt, conditions in some areas were excellent for achieving extensive cover crop growth.

Last spring, cereal rye enjoyed greater root growth…

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Frank Lessiter

Frank Lessiter has served as editor of No-Till Farmer since the publication was launched in November of 1972. Raised on a six-generation Michigan Centennial Farm, he has spent his entire career in agricultural journalism. Lessiter is a dairy science graduate from Michigan State University.

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