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Solution for Soil Erosion

The images coming out of the Upper Midwest and High Plains region of the U.S. this spring are reminiscent of the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Relentless wind coupled with dry conditions have led to severe soil erosion, and the situation was made worse in areas lacking cover crops. Read more in this article from Lancaster Farming.
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Planting Green Could Be Tricky This Year

It is crucial to consider current soil moisture conditions and expected rainfall if you are planning to plant green. Our research shows that planting green significantly dries the top 3 inches in the soil profile, compared to planting into cover crops that are killed a week or more prior. Read more in this article from Lancaster Farming.
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Soil Health, Cover Crops Can Improve Asparagus Crop

Longevity is a hallmark with an asparagus crop, and once the plants are in the soil they can keep producing for 20 years or more. Preparing for the perennial crop to remain productive for such a long stretch is imperative, and it all begins with increasing the organic matter in soil before the asparagus roots take hold. Read more in this article from Lancaster Farming.
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[Podcast] Slugs Will Go After Cover Crops, Too

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Liz Bosak, an Extension Educator with Penn State University. Bosak will discuss when during the growing season to look out for slugs, how slugs damage cash crops and cover crops, the weather conditions slugs prefer, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Liz Bosak, an Extension Educator with Penn State University. Bosak will discuss when during the growing season to look out for slugs, how slugs damage cash crops and cover crops, the weather conditions slugs prefer, and more.
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Attend the 2022 National No-Tillage Conference

Join more than 40 top-notch no-tillers, agronomists, researchers and other no-till experts in Louisville, January 4-7, 2022, to discover innovative ideas that can help you get the most out of your no-till farming system. The 30th anniversary National No-Tillage Conference offers a mix of thought-provoking General Sessions, expert-led No-Till Classrooms and collaborative No-Till Roundtables. Plus, valuable pesticide recertification and Certified Crop Advisor credits are available to qualifying attendees.

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