An annual survey that was published recently shows Indiana continues to lead the nation in the acres of cover crops planted. The information collected during the fall transect also shows farmers are implementing no-till and strip-tillage practices. Read more in this article from Agri-News.
Iowa Learning Farms recently released its 2019 Evaluation Report detailing the impact of multiple education and outreach initiatives throughout the year. Key statistics from the report include an up year in cover crop plantings – estimated to eclipse 1 million acres in Iowa. Read more in this article from the Bloomfield Democrat (Bloomfield, IA).
Managing nutrients in the soil or eliminating waste to keep soils and waterways healthy is not just the right thing to do; it also helps build the soil so it can be healthier. Do you know a no-tiller or strip-tiller who does a great job with nutrient management in their operation?
Jamie Scott, of Pierceton, Ind., farms 2,000 acres as part of a family operation. He also provides sells and service for cover crop seeding in northern Indiana, southern Michigan and northwestern Ohio.
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Seeking to combine the return of cattle with capturing the value of cover crops, Rock Creek, Minn., strip-tiller and no-tiller Jon Stevens is grazing cattle on a 30-acre paddock seeded with grasses and cereals with the intention of trying to rotate in corn within 3 years to capture in-field nitrogen.