During his presentations in the Cover Crop Tent at the show, Ryan Moore, small seed product manager for Beck's, told farmers their overall goal should be to get into a “no-till situation” when establishing a program.
Charles City, Virginia's David Hula holds the all-time world corn yield record of 616 bushels, which was set in 2019. Soil health specialist James Hoorman breaks down Hula's management practices and keys to success.
Make sure when you plant that the seed has good contact with the soil. Larger seeds like peas, vetch and cereals should be raked in lightly. Mix small seeds with sand to make them easier to broadcast and then use a sprinkler to water in.
Thinking about applying manure soon on fields where short-season crops like sweet corn or peas have already come off or will be harvested in the coming weeks? Consider planting a cover crop to hold the nutrients in place. Here are four potential options and some tips for combining a cover crop with a manure application.
On this week’s edition of Cover Crop Strategies, brought to you by Verdesian Life Sciences, Wisconsin dairyman Chris Conley explains why he made the switch and how he’s making it work with older equipment.
Late summer and early fall are great opportunities to plant cover crops and improve soil health. Days are shorter, but with ample sunshine left and a little rain, cover crops grow quickly. Read more in this article from Ohio's Country Journal.
Winter rye is an ideal partner to seed together with legumes like hairy vetch and/or clovers. It will initially grow faster than the legume seed, protecting the soil, scavenging nitrogen, and acting as a nurse crop to the legume(s).
Project partners are conducting field research evaluating how the use of cover crops, no till farming and grazing of cover crops effect soil health, soil carbon, nutrient cycling, greenhouse gases emissions, and water quality and quantity.
Join top no-tillers, agronomists and researchers for 3 days of unrivaled learning and networking!
Attend the 2023 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, January 10-13, and discover cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies from the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in no-till to raise your level of no-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy.
The new soybean seed treatment pre-mix from Syngenta, CruiserMaxx APX provides the highest level of performance of Pythium and Phytophthora protection. Every seed is granted the same amount of active ingredients to help prevent major seed-borne diseases and early-season insects and give the soybeans every opportunity to thrive.