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Cover Crops Can Help with Weeds in Vegetable Crops

Most vegetable legume growers have yet to adopt cover crops due to the potential for reduced germination and yield in thick residue. But a new study from the University of Illinois and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service shows early-terminated rye could be a promising part of an integrated weed management program for some vegetable legumes, including edamame. Read more in this article from the Herald-Whig (Quincy, IL).
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Cover Crop Solves Weed Problems

For vegetable growers, weeds can mean lost income from reduced yield and foreign plant matter contaminating the harvest. But for many crops, particularly vegetable legumes, weed management options are very limited. Read more in this press release from the University of Illinois.
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Can Horseweed be Suppressed by Cover Crops?

Horseweed is considered one of the most troublesome weeds in the United States and Canada – able to produce devastating losses in both corn and soybean yields when left uncontrolled. Populations of herbicide-resistant horseweed are now found in 18 countries, and many are resistant to multiple herbicide sites of action. Read more in this article from Morning Ag Clips.
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[Video] Plan Ahead for Next Spring's Cover Crops

Cover crops planted in late spring/early summer can help with nitrogen production and weed suppression. In this video from University of Arkansas Extension, find out which cover crop species are best suited for spring/summer planting.
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Cover Crops Can Help with Weed Suppression

It has been a very challenging summer when it comes to controlling weeds in fallow and wheat stubble fields. While timely rains have been great for fall crops, they have made staying ahead of the weeds very difficult. Read more in this article from the Hays Post (Hays, KS).
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5 ‘Laughable’ Reasons for Not Planting Covers

Growing cover crops is not a one-size-fits-all practice. However, the practice does offer numerous benefits to all different types of growers. Here is some food for thought on how cover crops best fit for your operation, according to Keith Berns with Green Cover Seed.
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Finding the Silver Bullet: A Cover Crop That Suppresses Weeds & Supports Pollinators

A researcher from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale sought to find a cover crop that was an effective weed suppressor, but also supported floral resources for beneficial insects.
Farmers are always talking about weeds. Whether it is through herbicides, cover crops, irrigation or no-till, the conversation usually focuses on key ways to suppress and reduce weeds from taking up valuable landscape.
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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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