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Develop Mutually Agreeable Lease Terms to Reap Soil Health, Yield Rewards

Tenants and landlords should work together to resolve the many logistics around cover crops, including the number of acres planted, expenses, profits and other issues.
Statistics show that cover crop adoption is on the rise across the U.S. There was a 50% increase in the amount of land on which farmers planted cover crops between 2012 and 2017, according to the USDA’s 2017 Census of Agriculture. 


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How to Avoid Soil Compaction When Grazing Covers

Cover crops are considered one of the most effective and economical ways to improve soil health. It is important, however, to avoid causing excessive compaction that could negatively affect following crop yield and increase runoff and erosion. Read more in this article from Lancaster Farming.
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Grazing Covers: Negative Impacts on Soil & Yields

Grazing cover crops can be a potential option to re-integrate crops with livestock production and reverse the adverse effects of separating crops and livestock production. Grazing cover crops could still maintain the benefits from cover crops as roots and some stubble remain after grazing. Read more in this article from University of Nebraska Extension.
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[Podcast] Winter Rye, Triticale Good Choices for Fall Planted Cover Crops

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Kevin Shelley, Farm Nutrient & Cover Crop Specialist with the University of Wisconsin Nutrient & Pest Management Program. Shelley will discuss planting cover crops after corn silage for spring forage harvest, setting up fall planted cover crops for success, managing cover crops for forage use, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Kevin Shelley, Farm Nutrient & Cover Crop Specialist with the University of Wisconsin Nutrient & Pest Management Program. Shelley will discuss planting cover crops after corn silage for spring forage harvest, setting up fall planted cover crops for success, managing cover crops for forage use, and more.
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Finalize Forage Grazing Plans

This is the time for finalizing your forage grazing plans. Whether growing small grains or cover crops, grazing will be maximized if livestock producers wait until the plants are 4 to 8 inches tall before starting the grazing process. Read more in this article from the North Platte Telegraph (North Platte, NE).
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Sunn Hemp: Supplemental Feed Source

Researchers at the University of Wyoming (UW) are studying sunn hemp as a potential forage crop for producers in the state. This tropical legume, unrelated to industrial hemp and cannabis, is known to perform well under hot growing conditions and add nitrogen into the system. Read more in this article from the Wyoming Livestock Roundup.
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[Podcast] Managing Grazing Covers to Maximize Soil Health Benefits

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Colin Walden, Rangeland Management Specialist with NRCS. Walden will discuss the soil health benefits of grazing, how cover crops can be part of a managed grazing program, what practices improve forage cover crops for grazing, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Colin Walden, Rangeland Management Specialist with NRCS. Walden will discuss the soil health benefits of grazing, how cover crops can be part of a managed grazing program, what practices improve forage cover crops for grazing, and more.
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[Podcast] Grazing Beef Cattle on Covers: Part 2

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, is the second in a two-part series featuring Mary Drewnoski, Beef Systems Specialist with University of Nebraska Extension. Drewnoski will discuss timing of grazing cattle on cover crops, financial benefits to integrating cattle into a cropping system, how cover crop seeding method influences grazing, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, is the second in a two-part series featuring Mary Drewnoski, Beef Systems Specialist with University of Nebraska Extension. Drewnoski will discuss timing of grazing cattle on cover crops, financial benefits to integrating cattle into a cropping system, how cover crop seeding method influences grazing, and more.
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[Podcast] Grazing Beef Cattle on Covers: Part 1

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, is the first in a two-part series featuring Mary Drewnoski, Beef Systems Specialist with University of Nebraska Extension. Drewnoski will discuss what cover crop species are best for grazing beef cattle, what cover crops should be at when grazing cattle, how often cattle should be rotated when grazing covers, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, is the first in a two-part series featuring Mary Drewnoski, Beef Systems Specialist with University of Nebraska Extension. Drewnoski will discuss what cover crop species are best for grazing beef cattle, what cover crops should be at when grazing cattle, how often cattle should be rotated when grazing covers, and more.
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Attend the 2022 National No-Tillage Conference

Join more than 40 top-notch no-tillers, agronomists, researchers and other no-till experts in Louisville, January 4-7, 2022, to discover innovative ideas that can help you get the most out of your no-till farming system. The 30th anniversary National No-Tillage Conference offers a mix of thought-provoking General Sessions, expert-led No-Till Classrooms and collaborative No-Till Roundtables. Plus, valuable pesticide recertification and Certified Crop Advisor credits are available to qualifying attendees.

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