Covering Cover Crops

Covering Cover Crops
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From the Desk of Frank Lessiter

Covers Keep Weeds in Check

When growers talk about the benefits of cover crops, the talk normally centers around erosion control, keeping nutrients in the field, improving soil quality and trimming fertilizer purchases. But effective weed control is another benefit.
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John Dobberstein
From the Desk of John Dobberstein

Cover Crops Numbers Look Good — But More Work to Do

Momentum for the cover crop movement is certainly growing, but it will take additional support and fine-tuning of the message at the regional and local level to get more farmers hooked.
Momentum for the cover crop movement is certainly growing, but it will take additional support and fine-tuning of the message at the regional and local level to get farmers hooked.
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John Dobberstein
From the Desk of John Dobberstein

Our Focus: Tools You Can Use to Manage Cover Crops

Today we’re launching the Cover Crop Strategies Weekly Update, an e-newsletter that will share the most comprehensive information in the industry on making cover crops work in your farm system. This email — which will distribute every Friday — is an extension of the Cover Crop Strategies website we launched in February and will help you keep up with the latest information that’s been posted there.
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The New $867 Billion Farm Bill Includes Benefits for No-Tilling, Strip-Tilling, Terminating Cover Crops, Improving Soil Health and Sequestering More Carbon

While much has been written on the economic aspects of the 2018 Farm Bill, the legislation included a number of items of special interest to no-tillers. Probably the most important one is new language specifically defining the rules for cover crop termination.
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