Covering Cover Crops

Popular Dairy Company Has Two-Thirds of Dairy Producers Growing Covers

Consumers are driving the marketplace and requiring more companies to get on board with encouraging environmentally-conscious practices from the growers who provide the raw commodities to make their products. Using cover crops, building soil health and adhering to animal welfare standards are just some examples.
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Cover Crops Thrive with Manure

I recently spoke with three Ohio cover crop growers who have found an innovative way to incorporate manure using a dragline application. The dragline is also a unique tool for terminating their cover crops.
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Carinata: An Oilseed Crop with Plenty of Potential

A potential new cover crop is becoming gaining traction as a highly sustainable crop for livestock feed. Also known as Ethiopian mustard, carinata, a cousin of canola, has high protein levels, up to 46%, making it perfect for livestock feed due to its higher protein content compared to other small oilseeds.
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Cover Crops Can Influence Pest Populations

Cover crops have numerous benefits, which we’ve discussed at length in this blog—everything from improving soil health, increasing water infiltration, suppressing weeds, and more. One under-utilized benefit of covers is how cover crops can be used for pest management.
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Are Your Covers Ready for Winter?

At the 2020 Farm Science Review earlier this August, a team of Extension educators planted multiple cover crop species, including forage turnips, clover, ryegrass, hairy vetch, radish, canola, regular turnips, balansa clover, sorghum, and oats. The team will be monitoring the cover crops over the winter to see how each species, except for the clovers, breaks down.
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Rowbot Seeds 100 Acres of Cover Crops in the Midwest

Autonomous technology is revolutionizing every aspect of our lives, in ways we can’t even imagine yet. Agriculture will eventually be impacted by this technology, with seemingly limitless potential for evolution in how crops are grown, monitored, sprayed and harvested.
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Attend the Spring 2021 National Cover Crop Summit

More than 5,000 attendees have attended the online National Cover Crop Summit to discover proven, practical cover crop strategies. The National Cover Crop Summit returns March 17-18 with more expert presenters and more sessions than ever before! Join today’s most successful cover croppers, researchers and agronomists for this online event and discover proven, practical cover crop strategies in use today. Sign up for this FREE ONLINE EVENT today that has earned a 99% attendee satisfaction rating.

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