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Cover Crops Power No-Till Payoff

From conservation to higher yields to reduced fertilizer and herbicide use, cover crops brought an immediate payback for Jacob Farms.

Last summer, when high temperatures in south-central Kansas spiraled above 100 F for several weeks, the benefits of cover crops never seemed so real for no-tillers like Ryan Speer.

Dryland corn and soybeans that followed a cover-crop mix on Jacob Farms actually made a crop, when many farmers who use a conventional-tillage system watched their plants and profits burn up.

So for Speer, cover crops are a short-term difference maker with long-term potential.

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