Termination

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Applying Manure with a Dragline Helps with Cover Crop Termination

No-tillers from Perrysville, Ohio, utilize manure from their 650-cow dairy to maintain high-yielding double crops, and feed for their herd.
A lot can change in 30 years. In the early 1990s, Perrysville, Ohio, brothers Steve and Carl Ayers were adopting no-till and cover crops on 700 acres of continuous corn on their 650-cow dairy operation, creating a standard for other growers in the area to emulate. 


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Cover Crop Burndown Considerations

Weed management is a year-round job, but producers take special care to make sound management decisions prior to planting, and that includes cover crop burndown. According to information from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), Alabama Extension Weed Scientist David Russell offers suggestions for planting into a weed-free field and maintaining a clean corn crop throughout the growing season. Read more in this article from Southeast AgNet.
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Tradeoffs When Terminating Cover Crops

A fall-planted cereal rye cover crop can have both positive and negative impacts, for example by tying up nitrogen, reducing soil moisture prior to planting, increasing insect pressure, reducing weed pressure, reducing soil erosion and allelopathy. The spring rains in 2021 and warming soil temperatures are encouraging cereal rye and wheat cover crops to take off. Read more in this article from University of Nebraska Extension.
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Cover Crops Can Manage Residual Herbicides

A common question when incorporating cover crops into a production system is, will the cover crop interfere with the performance of residual herbicides included with the burndown treatment? This article from the University of Nebraska will discuss the fate of residual herbicides applied to crop residue and living cover crops, and how this may influence herbicide effectiveness.
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[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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