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A Cover Crop Bonus: Weed Suppression

With the pipeline of new herbicides hitting the market shrinking in the next decade, wisely chosen cover crops that establish quickly and are controlled properly can keep weeds at bay.

No-tillers are finding that weed suppression can be an added benefit of using cover crops by tweaking a few management strategies in their fields.

“The right cover crop, managed in the right way, can control well over 90% of winter annuals and even some spring perennials,” says Dave Robison, forage and cover crop manager for Legacy Seeds Inc. of Winona Lake, Ind.

Cover crops suppress weeds in a number of ways: Through competition; by allelopathy…

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Martha Mintz

Since 2011, Martha has authored the highly popular “What I’ve Learned About No-Till” series that has appeared in every issue of No-Till Farmer since August of 2002.


Growing up on a cattle ranch in southeastern Montana, Martha is a talented ag writer and photographer who lives with her family in Billings, Montana.

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