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Interseeding Corn

Cover Crop Interseeding Increasing Amongst Growers

The practice was up 20 percentage points over the findings of the 2020 Cover Crop Benchmark Study.
Roughly one-third of growers participating in the 2021 Cover Crop Strategies Cover Crop Benchmark Study are using the practice, compared to 13.5% in the 2020 study.
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[Podcast] Winter Rye, Triticale Good Choices for Fall Planted Cover Crops

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Kevin Shelley, Farm Nutrient & Cover Crop Specialist with the University of Wisconsin Nutrient & Pest Management Program. Shelley will discuss planting cover crops after corn silage for spring forage harvest, setting up fall planted cover crops for success, managing cover crops for forage use, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Kevin Shelley, Farm Nutrient & Cover Crop Specialist with the University of Wisconsin Nutrient & Pest Management Program. Shelley will discuss planting cover crops after corn silage for spring forage harvest, setting up fall planted cover crops for success, managing cover crops for forage use, and more.
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Harvest or Terminate Covers?

Cover crops have been a great tool for many producers across Nebraska as they can be used for managing soil erosion, weeds, moisture accumulation, microbial activity and forage crops for livestock producers. Every producer has different goals while planting their cover crop, the same message rings true for termination. Read more in this article from the Grand Island Independent.
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Using Drones to Aerial Seed Covers

Harpers Ferry farmer Jon Kruse utilized a unique method of planting cover crops this past fall - a drone. September 16, Kruse hired a private contractor, to fly a drone over standing soybeans to seed red clover as a cover crop. Read more in this article from the Waukon Standard (Waukon, IA).
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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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Impact of Cover Crops on Yield

The benefits of planting cover crop mixtures include the potential for additional nutrients to the subsequent cash crop, improved livestock feed and improved soil health, among other benefits. But farmers adopting multispecies cover crops are also interested in learning about the yield response of the crop planted following a cover crop. Read more in this article from Southern Minnesota.
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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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