Killing the Most Popular Cover Crops — The Right Way

Effective termination of cover crops is essential if no-tillers are to get the best results from their seeding and establishment efforts.

Your cover crop has protected the soil, contributed nutrients and helped enhance soil health. But it has to die for the following crop to reap the benefits.

If the cover crop isn’t one that winterkills, no-tillers will have to terminate it themselves, but different species require different herbicides, timing, rates and weather conditions for effective control and optimal benefits.

Here’s a look at the best strategies for terminating some of the most popular cover-crop species…

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