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Grazing Cover Crops with Spring in Full Force

Calves, robins, geese, vultures… all signs confirming spring’s arrival in Iowa. The green up can feel like it arrived in hours, and it really is changing by the hour. Rye is among the first species to break winter dormancy and grows when temperatures reach 38 degrees F. While how fast the growth comes depends on multiple factors like growing degree days and moisture, in general, triticale and wheat tend to lag behind rye about two weeks.
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[Podcast] How Cover Crops Improved My Operation with Jim Denys, Dean Jackson & Lucinda Stuenkel

On this week’s edition of Cover Crop Strategies, brought to you by SOURCE® by Sound Agriculture, Jim Denys of Parkhill, Ont., Dean Jackson of Columbia Crossroads, Penn., and Lucinda Stuenkel of Palmer, Kan., join us for a panel discussion about the benefits of incorporating cover crops into your operation — wherever you farm.
On this week’s edition of Cover Crop Strategies, brought to you by SOURCE® by Sound Agriculture, Jim Denys of Parkhill, Ont., Dean Jackson of Columbia Crossroads, Penn., and Lucinda Stuenkel of Palmer, Kan., join us for a panel discussion about the benefits of incorporating cover crops into your operation — wherever you farm.


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New Study Finds No Positive, Negative Impacts from Cover Crop Grazing

Winter grazing is a useful option for farmers who also raise livestock. They can feed them using cover crops they were going to plant anyway, a cost-efficient and sustainable practice. But how does winter grazing impact the soil underneath? Hayley Crowell, researcher at Auburn University, and her team worked to find out.


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Trinity Creek Ranch Interseeds Cover Crops for Long-Term Grazing

Mikayla Tabert likes to graze cattle in northern Minnesota much longer than most people believe possible. She and her family aspire to graze year-round, as long as winter conditions and feed availability allow. It is their goal to plant a cover crop on every farm acre – not just for grazing, but to suppress weeds, build soil health, and control soil erosion.


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PSU Study Evaluates Economic Impact of Grazing Cover Crops

Researchers went out about 2-3 weeks after farmers started grazing a cover crop field to measure standing and post-grazing cover crop biomass, and soil health before, the day after, and 2-3 weeks after grazing. One big factor determining profit was the number of times the cover crop could be grazed, and the quantity of grazed biomass consumed.


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Mississippi State Scientists Study Cattle Grazing Cover Crops

The two-year research project, based at MSU’s Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Coastal Plain Branch in Newton, established row crops and cover crops that encompassed a variety of species suitable for grazing that led to increased livestock weight gain.


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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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