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Weed Management Before Cover Crops

Some of the prevented planting fields are just being looked at again as everyone gets caught up on spraying the crop fields and is now looping back to start managing their PP. In going back to those PP fields, the weeds have likely gotten big and herbicide options are getting limited. Read more in this article from AgWeek.
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No-Till, Cover Crops Pay Dividends on Dairy Farm

A pursuit of economical cattle feed leads to full-blown adoption of a diversified no-till, cover crop system.
Fourth generation farmer Derek Van De Hey and his family may not become millionaires overnight, but over the long haul they expect their switch to a 100% no-till, cover crop system will save them nearly that amount, or possibly more.
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Fine-Tune No-Till Drills for Better Cover Crop Seeding

Whether it’s getting cover-crop mixes seeded properly, or determining the right planting depth, equipment experts and no-tillers themselves offer tips on improving cover-crop seeding with no-till drills.
From airplanes and helicopters to highboy seeders, spreaders and planters, there are plenty of options for seeding cover crops. But many no-tillers prefer to use the tried-and-true no-till drills to seed covers.
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[Podcast] Strategic Strip-Tilling with Cover Crops

Strip tilling with cover crops is taking off in many regions of the U.S. and is relatively inexpensive. Seeding cover crops can occur during fall strip-tilling but comes with its own challenges in the spring.
Strip tilling with cover crops is taking off in many regions of the U.S. and is relatively inexpensive. Seeding cover crops can occur during fall strip-tilling but comes with its own challenges in the spring. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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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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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Working with At-Risk Soils Leads to Experimentation and No-Till Success

Adding cover crops, winter wheat and making key equipment changes help keep soils in place in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area.
While I only truly count myself as being a no-tiller for the past 8 years since I started farming on my own, I’m no stranger to the practice. Of the 210 acres I farm, all but 38 acres are considered Highly Erodible Lands (HEL). The land my father, Wayne “Buzz” Bindl, farmed was similar and I’m sure this was one of the driving reasons he started no-tilling back in the early 1980s.
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