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Steve Groff’s Winter King Hairy Vetch Survives Multiple Freeze-Thaw Cycles

Groff’s unique cover crop variety allows for later planting dates, more nitrogen uptake

Steve Groff never planned to develop a new variety of cover crop. In fact, the Holtwood, Pa., no-tiller and cover crop expert believes that he is more often recognized for his contribution of the tillage radish as a cover crop in the early 2000s.


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[Podcast] The Origin Story of Steve Groff’s Winter King Hairy Vetch Cover Crop

In this episode of the Cover Crop Strategies podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, listen to a conversation with cover crop expert Steve Groff, who farms in southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
In this episode of the Cover Crop Strategies podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, listen to a conversation with cover crop expert Steve Groff, who farms in southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
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[Podcast] V4-V5 is the Best Stage for Interseeding Covers Into Corn

This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features John Wallace, Assistant Professor, Weed Science, Penn State University. Wallace will discuss why interseeding might be better than fall cover crop establishment, cover crop establishment rates with interseeding, interseeding best management practices, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features John Wallace, Assistant Professor, Weed Science, Penn State University. Wallace will discuss why interseeding might be better than fall cover crop establishment, cover crop establishment rates with interseeding, interseeding best management practices, and more.
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[Video] Tips on Interseeding Covers into Corn

In this video from Penn State University Extension, learn more about interseeding cover crops into cash crops such as corn. Find out about the machine they developed that does interseeding and fertilizer application at the same time.
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Corn Growers Can Adjust Nitrogen Applications Using Measurements of Cover Crops, Soil Organic Matter

Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have developed an important component of a new system that corn growers can use to adjust nitrogen fertilizer applications based on site-specific measurements of cover crops and soil organic matter. The development is notable because while the wide use of cover crops in rotations with corn in the last decade has resulted in reductions in nutrient pollution and sedimentation, the introduction of cover crops has muddled growers' decision-making regarding how much nitrogen fertilizer to apply to meet their cash crop demands. Read more in this press release from Penn State University.
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Individualized Cover Crop Mixes Provide Maximum Benefit

Penn State researchers, in a recent study, were surprised to learn that they could take the exact same number of seeds from the same plants, put them in agricultural fields across the Mid-Atlantic region and get profoundly different stands of cover crops a few months later. The study came to be known as “‘farm-tuning’ cover crop mixtures,” noted researcher Jason Kaye, professor of soil biogeochemistry, who added that the findings are significant because they show the need to customize cover crop mixes to achieve desired ecosystem services, depending on soil and climatic conditions.
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[Podcast] No Insecticide Means More Predation, Less Slugs

Dealing with slugs can be a real nuisance for many growers. Dr. John Tooker, Penn State University, discusses how seed treatments influence predator populations in the field, how soybean yields respond when slugs are present in fields with both treated and untreated seed, why predator populations are important in your fields and more. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
Dealing with slugs can be a real nuisance for many growers. Dr. John Tooker, Penn State University, discusses how seed treatments influence predator populations in the field, how soybean yields respond when slugs are present in fields with both treated and untreated seed, why predator populations are important in your fields and more. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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[Video] Understanding Cover Crops

This video describes the basics of cover crops and how they can benefit growers and the environment. Find out why using cover crops is a soil best management practice, how covers help prevent soil erosion, how cover crops scavenge and hold nutrients and more.
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The National Strip-Tillage Conference returns August 8-9, 2024! Build and refine your strip-till system with dozens of new ideas and connections at the 11th Annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Madison, Wis. Aug. 8-9, 2024. Experience an energizing 2-day agenda featuring inspiring general session speakers, expert-led Strip-Till Classrooms and collaborative Strip-Till Roundtables. Plus, Certified Crop Adviser credits will be offered.

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