Items Tagged with 'crop rotation'


Find Your Cover Crop ‘Coach’

Farming is no different than sports, especially when implementing a new practice like cover planting crops. Out of the many growers I’ve talked to, those who have achieved success have a mentor, or multiple mentors to show them the ropes and get them moving in the right direction.
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Hemp as a Cover Crop?

Researchers at Rodale Institute have spent the past few years taking a closer look how industrial hemp—especially crops grown for fiber or grain—may fit into farmers’ established crop rotation. Considering hemp’s hardy double-duty as both a cash crop and a cover crop, there’s a lot to learn.
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Cover Crops Strategies Podcast

[Podcast] Think Outside the Grain Bin with Small Grains as a Cover Crop

Farmers should not limit themselves to only growing corn and soybeans and should consider using small grains as a cover crop, says Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff.
In this podcast, Groff explains the benefits of adding small grains to crop rotations, such as building soil biology, adding diversity, increasing organic matter and more. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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[Video] Using Cover Crops for 42 Years

Henry Miller, of Centreville, Mich., helped his father part time on the family farm until 1977 when they were able to purchase a 272 acre farm. Henry installed irrigation on the farm, which is mostly coarse sandy soil, and was able to get a contract to grow seed corn for Pioneer Hi-Bred Seeds.
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[Video] Cover Crops in Every Rotation

At Frog Song Organics in North Central Florida, John Bitter grows a little bit of everything, upwards of 80 crops in a year. Figuring out his rotations is the key to success as an organic farmer, and cover crops are an integral part of every rotation.
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No-Till on the Plains

Tracking Microbial Impact on Crop Production

Integration of no-till, crop diversity and cover crops increases microbial activity and diversity and can boost crop yields by 15-30%, with the same or even reduced inputs, says USDA researcher Randy Anderson.
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Attend the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference

Join the most innovative, forward-thinking strip-till farmers, agronomists and researchers today at the 7th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Omaha, Neb., August 6-7, 2020. Discover practical cover cropping techniques and hundreds of proven ideas to boost your strip-till yields and save on input costs.

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