[Podcast] Adopting Covers with Site-Specific Management

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Montag Manufacturing, features Steven Mirsky, a research ecologist with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service. In 2020, he received the Arthur S. Fleming award for his outstanding achievements in applied science and engineering. Among his many accomplishments, he co-led the establishment of the Northeast Cover Crops Council and has been instrumental in developing the Cover Crop Decision Support Tool.
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Studies Show Flaming Aids Cover Crop Termination

Italian researchers added a fire-based technique to up roller-crimper effectiveness and timeliness.

Cover croppers seeking to improve the effectiveness of using a roller-crimper to terminate standing covers ahead of the planter may want to consider adding flames to the procedure.

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Sunn Hemp Effective for Weed Control in Fall Crops

Farmers with a certified organic diversified vegetable farm in South Carolina are seeing some success with using sunn hemp as a crimped cover crop to suppress weeds in fall brassica crops. Wild Hope Farm, located in Chester, S.C., received a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) Producer Grant to explore summer cover crop mixes for organic no-till broccoli. Read more in this article from SARE.
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[Video] Tips on Interseeding Covers into Corn

In this video from Penn State University Extension, learn more about interseeding cover crops into cash crops such as corn. Find out about the machine they developed that does interseeding and fertilizer application at the same time.
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The National Strip-Tillage Conference returns August 8-9, 2024! Build and refine your strip-till system with dozens of new ideas and connections at the 11th Annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Madison, Wis. Aug. 8-9, 2024. Experience an energizing 2-day agenda featuring inspiring general session speakers, expert-led Strip-Till Classrooms and collaborative Strip-Till Roundtables. Plus, Certified Crop Adviser credits will be offered.

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