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Making No-Till, Cover Crops a Success in Cool, Wet Climates

Through a series of experiments and trials, a Wisconsin agronomist is proving no-till and cover crops not only work, but offer proven benefits in northern climates.


Pictured Above: SIDE BY SIDE. Jason Cavadini and his research team at the University of Wisconsin’s Marshfield Research Station drilled soybeans into a field that was no-tilled and seeded with cover crops on one half (left) and conventionally tilled on the other half (right). The soybeans on the no-till/cover-crop half had a taller, more uniform stand. Cavadini believes the no-tilled soil may have responded better to moisture stress, as they had received significant rainfall

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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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