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Tool Available to Help with Prevent Plant Decisions

North Dakota State University Extension has developed a spreadsheet to help farmers make informed prevented-planting decisions. "Producers in North Dakota are waiting for fields to dry out so they can start field work and crop planting," says Andrew Swenson, NDSU Extension farm management specialist.
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Considerations When Harvesting Covers for Forage

For those who planted small grains, in particular oats, on prevented plant acres with the intention of harvesting for supplemental forage, that harvest time is approaching. Some questions regarding rust and potential nitrate toxicity have been raised in the context of the approaching harvest. Read more in this article from This Week Community News (Columbus, Ohio).
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Review Seed Contracts, Patents Before Planting Covers

2019 has been a tough year for growers. Heavy rains and flooding throughout the Central Plains and Midwest have made planting extremely difficult, resulting in a significant increase in the number of prevented planting acres above the average. Many growers are looking to alternatives to protect their soil and possibly provide additional income, such as planting cover crops or planting for sileage. Read more in this article from Seed World.
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Time Running Out to Use Cover Crops on Prevent Plant Acres

The announcement by the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), enables farmers who plant cover crops on prevented plant acres to hay, graze, ensile, or chop those fields earlier than November 1. For 2019, RMA will allow farmers to make forage on prevent plant acres after Sept. 1. Find out more in this article from the News Gazette (Winchester, Indiana).
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It's Not Too Late to Plant Cover Crops

It has been a challenge for many producers to reduce weed production on prevent plant acres as rains continues to dampen fields this year. Kent Vlieger, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Soil Health Specialist, Huron, urges growers to forgo tillage and plant cereal crops to aid in controlling weeds this fall. Read more in this press release from NRCS.
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Tips for Fall Grazing Cover Crops

Cover crop acreage is expected to increase in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency's revision to the preventive-planting insurance provisions, according to North Dakota State University Extension livestock experts.
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