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Committing to Cover Crops Brings Added Benefits to No-Till

After seeing the changes cover crops made to one farm, the Eberhard family is going all in to take out weeds and secure and produce nutrients.


Pictured Above: EXTRA ‘N.’ Austrian winter peas provide supplemental nitrogen (N) to the Eberhards’ following corn crop. Eric Eberhard says one year they grew 170-bushel corn on 80 N units, while a nearby field only yielded 4 bushels better on 150 N units

Fifteen years ago, Lynn Eberhard began farming a field that was in bad shape. The ground was hard and the yields were poor. So he decided to seed cover crops, which he…

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Laura barrera

Laura Barrera

Laura Barrera is the former managing editor of No-Till Farmer and Conservation Tillage Guide magazines. Prior to joining No-Till Farmer, she served as an assistant editor for a greenhouse publication. Barrera holds a B.A. in magazine journalism from Ball State University.

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