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60-Inch Corn Ideal for Cover Crops

Conservation authority staff planted 60-inch corn near Clinton, Ont., as part of a project seeking to better understand how planting cover crops between corn rows may benefit both the crop and the soil. Ross Wilson, the water and soils resource coordinator for Ausable Bayfield Conservation, is collaborating with Bill Gibson, the landowner, on the project. Read more in this article from Farms.com.
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What to Know Before Planting Cover Crops

We all hear the benefits touted about cover crops- less erosion, having a living plant in the ground at all times, alleviating compaction, retaining nutrients for the next crop, giving food and shelter to microbes in the soil, and so on. It is a great list and will do some miraculous things to the soil. Read more in this article from The Daily Review (Towanda, PA).
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Tips for Developing a Cover Crop Grazing Lease

As ranchers continue with the struggle to find more grazing land to expand their livestock operations, more are looking into growing cover crops for grazing or renting cover crop land from neighboring farmers. Greg Rasmussen started planting cover crops on a piece of farm ground north of Boelus, Neb., several years ago, in an effort to stop soil erosion and improve soil health. Read more in this article from The Fence Post.
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Summer Cover Crops Planted in Wheat Stubble

Given the current dry conditions and the prospect that this may continue you may think that the last thing I would be wanting to talk about is planting cover crops. But cover crops can provide as many benefits in dry periods as they can wet periods, especially in fallow systems where there will not be a cash crop planted until next spring. Read more in this article from the Dodge City Daily Globe (Dodge City, KS).
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Wrapping Up Planting Warm Season Cover Crops

The prairies of south central Montana are really starting to come to life. Cali Rooney and her husband Tyler have been busy planting all of their warm season cover crops. These particular cover crop varieties must be planted in soil that consistently stays above 50 degrees, ideally. Read more in this article from the Lincoln Journal Star.
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Attend the Fall 2020 Virtual National Cover Crop Summit

Join the editors of Cover Crop Strategies and today's leading cover crop experts Nov. 17-18 for 2-days of productive online learning and networking during the third National Cover Crop Summit. This free-to-attend online event will deliver practical cover cropping ideas and advice to meet your specific needs.

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