Seeding Practices

[Podcast] Interseeding Covers Into Corn

This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Axel Garcia y Garcia, Associate Professor of Agronomy & Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota. Garcia y Garcia will discuss how interseeding helps cover crops fit into a cropping system, different methods for interseeding cover crops, timing of interseeding covers into corn, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Axel Garcia y Garcia, Associate Professor of Agronomy & Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota. Garcia y Garcia will discuss how interseeding helps cover crops fit into a cropping system, different methods for interseeding cover crops, timing of interseeding covers into corn, and more.
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Interseeding Cover Crops into Corn and Soybean

With the short-season available for growing cover crops after corn harvest, interest in interseeding cover crops into corn and soybean crops has increased in recent years. Interseeding is primarily done with a drill early in the season prior to crop canopy closure or via broadcast seeding late in the season, prior to harvest when the crop canopy begins to re-open. Read more in this article from University of Nebraska Extension.
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[Podcast] Cover Crops Good Alternative to Fallow Fields in Dryland Systems

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Augustine Obour, a soil scientist with Kansas State University. Obour will discuss using cover crops for soil health and forage in dryland systems, how cover crops use moisture in dryland growing systems, which cover crop species work best in arid climates, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Augustine Obour, a soil scientist with Kansas State University. Obour will discuss using cover crops for soil health and forage in dryland systems, how cover crops use moisture in dryland growing systems, which cover crop species work best in arid climates, and more.
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Planting Green Could Be Tricky This Year

It is crucial to consider current soil moisture conditions and expected rainfall if you are planning to plant green. Our research shows that planting green significantly dries the top 3 inches in the soil profile, compared to planting into cover crops that are killed a week or more prior. Read more in this article from Lancaster Farming.
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More Predator Insects in Cornfields with Cover Crops

University of Minnesota Extension researchers have started a small trial examining the predation rate of insect pests in differently managed row crop fields. We compared pest predation in row crop fields with cover crops to predation rates in fields without cover crops. Read more in this article from Farm Forum.
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Attend the 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference

Discover cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies from the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy. The 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Aug. 5-6, in Omaha, Neb., offers a mix of thought-provoking general sessions featuring top experts; profit-boosting Strip-Till Classrooms led by strip-till authorities, and interactive farmer-to-farmer Strip-Till Roundtables.

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