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[Video] Incorporating Cover Crops

Grower Burton Heatwole from Georgia shares his experience using tillage radishes as a cover crop, how using cover crops changed the soil on his farm, how cover crops reduced compaction in his soil, and more.
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[Podcast] Controlling Waterhemp with Cover Crops

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Meghan Anderson, Field Agronomist with Iowa State University Extension. Anderson will discuss why waterhemp has become so difficult to control in recent years, how growers can identify waterhemp, how cover crops can be leveraged against waterhemp, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Meghan Anderson, Field Agronomist with Iowa State University Extension. Anderson will discuss why waterhemp has become so difficult to control in recent years, how growers can identify waterhemp, how cover crops can be leveraged against waterhemp, and more.
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Ideal Cover Crop Species for Texas

Under the right conditions, cover crops are a tool for improvement. After harvesting a crop like cotton or grain sorghum, a cover crop rotation can increase soil organic matter, recycle nutrients, prevent erosion and suppress weeds. Read more in this article from Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE).
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[Podcast] Terminating Covers the Right Way

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Josh Lofton, Cropping System Specialist with Oklahoma State University. Lofton will discuss the timing of cover crop termination, differences in termination timing for various cover crop species, improper cover crop termination, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Josh Lofton, Cropping System Specialist with Oklahoma State University. Lofton will discuss the timing of cover crop termination, differences in termination timing for various cover crop species, improper cover crop termination, and more.
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[Podcast] Making Cover Crops Make Cents

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Michael Langemeier, Agricultural Economics professor, Purdue University. Langemeier will discuss how growers can fit cover crops into their cropping budgets, how cover crops can add revenue, what costs can be reduced by implementing covers, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Michael Langemeier, Agricultural Economics professor, Purdue University. Langemeier will discuss how growers can fit cover crops into their cropping budgets, how cover crops can add revenue, what costs can be reduced by implementing covers, and more.
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New Cover Crop Decision Tool Available

The Northeast Cover Crops Council (NECCC) created an online Cover Crop Decision Support Tool designed to support farm decision-making around cover crops. It includes a Cover Crop Explorer that provides in-depth information on more than 35 cover crop species.
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Carbon Markets Are Growing

It seems like almost every month companies of various sizes across many industries are announcing new sustainability commitments, along with sustainability programs and markets that farmers and ranchers can participate in. Advancements in technology and increased capital have provided farmers more opportunities to generate additional revenue from participation in those markets. Read more in this article from Southern Minnesota.
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Getting Over Barriers to Planting Covers

Cover crops are grown for the protection and enrichment of the soil, and are one of several management practices that farmers use to improve soil health, but noted there were some potential barriers to their adoption. While costs are a concern, there are other challenges to their continued widespread adoption. Read more in this article from Auburn Pub.
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Attend the 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference

Discover cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies from the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy. The 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Aug. 5-6, in Omaha, Neb., offers a mix of thought-provoking general sessions featuring top experts; profit-boosting Strip-Till Classrooms led by strip-till authorities, and interactive farmer-to-farmer Strip-Till Roundtables.

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