Termination

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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 conditions are right, rolling cover crops and not using herbicides can work about one out of five times,” says Holtwood, Pa., no-tiller Steve Groff, who’s been rolling and crimping covers since 1995. “One out of five times it’ll be a disaster, and three out of five it’ll be in the middle. That’s the realistic expectation.”
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Waiting on Cover Crop Termination Could Drag Down Yield

The decision on when to terminate cover crops may affect the overall yield of the upcoming cash crop. Research is showing that a later termination may result in a lower overall yield. However, that doesn’t mean early termination is right for your field.


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