Termination

[Video] Cover Crop Termination Tips

In this video, Dr. Michael Flessner with Virginia Tech University Extension discusses why growers should have a termination plan before even seeding covers, termination methods for popular cover crop species, which cover crop species are difficult to terminate, and more.
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Harvest or Terminate Covers?

Cover crops have been a great tool for many producers across Nebraska as they can be used for managing soil erosion, weeds, moisture accumulation, microbial activity and forage crops for livestock producers. Every producer has different goals while planting their cover crop, the same message rings true for termination. Read more in this article from the Grand Island Independent.
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Cover Crop Termination Tradeoffs

The spring rains and warmer soil temperatures are allowing rye and wheat cover and grain crops to really take off. Questions about termination occur as farmers consider the cost of the cover crop, their goals, and gaining more biomass growth for their investment. Read more in this article from the York News-Times (York, NE).
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[Podcast] Roller Crimping Learning Curves

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features John Macauley, a grower from Groveland, N.Y. Macauley will be a speaker at the upcoming Spring 2021 National Cover Crop Summit. Macauley shares a sneak peek of his presentation, discussing roller crimping on his 100% no-till operation, using multi-species cover crops to increase biomass, and why each cover crop species is part of their 11-way cover crop mix.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features John Macauley, a grower from Groveland, N.Y. Macauley will be a speaker at the upcoming Spring 2021 National Cover Crop Summit. Macauley shares a sneak peek of his presentation, discussing roller crimping on his 100% no-till operation, using multi-species cover crops to increase biomass, and why each cover crop species is part of their 11-way cover crop mix.
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Rolling Covers

The use of a roller crimper to terminate cover crops in the spring is gaining popularity. Many farmers often ask if the blades on a crimper should touch the ground, or how much clearance should be allowed. Read more in this article from Ohio's Country Journal.
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Scout the Field Before Cover Crop Termination

Although wheat stem maggot has been a concern for some Nebraska farmers who plant corn directly into a growing cover crop, entomologists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln want farmers to scout their fields before adding an insecticide to the herbicide during cover crop termination. Read more in this article from the Aberdeen News.
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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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