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California Cover Cropping Trend

It appears that the level of adoption for cover cropping in California is significantly lagging behind the rest of the country. While there are a number of different factors that can act as a barrier for implementing cover crops into an agricultural operation, an interesting trend was discovered when looking at the data from the 2017 census of agriculture. Read more in this article from AgNet West.
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Killer Tips for Rolling Your Covers

Thorough cover crop termination with this equipment requires using the right plant varieties and carrying out operations at the right time.
When it comes to terminating cover crops, many growers rely on herbicides to get the job done.
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Decomposing Cover Crops Create Quite a Stir

Sniff! Up in the air. It’s smelly cabbage. It’s rotten eggs. It’s sewer-gas! All three of those guesses were posted on social media regarding the origin of a mysterious strong and pungent smell in some rural areas of Bartholomew County, Indiana. Turns out, it was just radishes planted as cover crops that were decomposing.
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[Video] No-Till Planting Into Rye

If you are planning to plant into a rye cover crop, it's best to wait to do so until 10 days after spraying the cover crop, according to Kevin Shelley with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nutrient & Pest Management Program.
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[Video] Start Planning for Spring Cover Crop Termination

Now is the time to start planning for how to terminate cover crops in the spring. It all depends on what your purpose is for growing covers. Covers should be terminated 2 weeks prior to planting cash crops such as corn or soybeans or the temperature hits above 50 degrees F.
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[Video] 40 Years of Cover Crop Research

David Brandt farms 1,150 acres in central Ohio's Fairfield County. He began no-till farming in 1971 and has been using cover crops since 1978. David has participated in yield plots for corn, soybeans and wheat into various covers.
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Attend the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference

Join the most innovative, forward-thinking strip-till farmers, agronomists and researchers today at the 7th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Omaha, Neb., August 6-7, 2020. Discover practical cover cropping techniques and hundreds of proven ideas to boost your strip-till yields and save on input costs.

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