Seeding Practices

[Video] Cover Crops in Vegetable Cropping Systems

In this video from Iowa State University, learn more about how to integrate cover crops into vegetable cropping systems, including the benefits of using covers in vegetable cropping systems, qualities of sorghum sudangrass as a heat tolerant cover crop, how sorghum sudangrass can provide large amounts of biomass, and more.
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[Podcast] What Worked Yesterday Won’t Work Today or Tomorrow

This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features Marty Earnest, a grower from Columbia, Louisiana. Earnest will be a speaker at the upcoming 2021 National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition. He will discuss how he transitioned to using a no-till and cover crop system, how he drills his cover crop seed, how he grows cover crop seed, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features Marty Earnest, a grower from Columbia, Louisiana. Earnest will be a speaker at the upcoming 2021 National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition. He will discuss how he transitioned to using a no-till and cover crop system, how he drills his cover crop seed, how he grows cover crop seed, and more.
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[Podcast] Decades of Cover Crop Experience

This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features Mike Brocksmith, a grower from Vincennes, Ind. Brocksmith will be a speaker at the upcoming 2021 National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition. He will discuss how his family’s operation utilizes cover crops to reduce soil erosion, how they seed their cover crops, his experiences planting green, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features Mike Brocksmith, a grower from Vincennes, Ind. Brocksmith will be a speaker at the upcoming 2021 National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition. He will discuss how his family’s operation utilizes cover crops to reduce soil erosion, how they seed their cover crops, his experiences planting green, and more.
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Pennycress Could Be a Game-Changer for Agriculture

A weed that Central Illinoisans see along roadways, at the edges of fields or at construction sites has been domesticated in Central Illinois into a crop that researchers say has the potential to help combat climate change and provide additional income to farmers. The high-protein seed oil that derives from the pennycress plant, with genetic modifications, has a plethora of environmental positives. Read more in this article from The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL).
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Purdue Ag Economy Barometer Finds That Most Growers Still New to Using Cover Crops

Out of 400 large-acreage growers surveyed, 41% are currently seeding covers on their operations.
The practice of using cover crops still has plenty of room for growth, according to the results of the August Purdue Ag Economy Barometer. Forty-one percent of growers with production of more than $500,000 annually said they are currently using cover crops, while 65% of growers responded that they had either used cover crops in the past or were currently using covers.
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Attend the 2022 National No-Tillage Conference

Join more than 40 top-notch no-tillers, agronomists, researchers and other no-till experts in Louisville, January 4-7, 2022, to discover innovative ideas that can help you get the most out of your no-till farming system. The 30th anniversary National No-Tillage Conference offers a mix of thought-provoking General Sessions, expert-led No-Till Classrooms and collaborative No-Till Roundtables. Plus, valuable pesticide recertification and Certified Crop Advisor credits are available to qualifying attendees.

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