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[Podcast] Adding Cover Crops to Crop Rotations Means Higher Profits

This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Katie Lewis, a Soil Chemistry and Fertility Specialist with Texas A&M University. Lewis will discuss why fitting cover crops into crop rotations is challenging, how growers can gain higher profits from using covers in crop rotations, why growers should devote time to planning their cover crops and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Katie Lewis, a Soil Chemistry and Fertility Specialist with Texas A&M University. Lewis will discuss why fitting cover crops into crop rotations is challenging, how growers can gain higher profits from using covers in crop rotations, why growers should devote time to planning their cover crops and more.
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Sunn Hemp: Supplemental Feed Source

Researchers at the University of Wyoming (UW) are studying sunn hemp as a potential forage crop for producers in the state. This tropical legume, unrelated to industrial hemp and cannabis, is known to perform well under hot growing conditions and add nitrogen into the system. Read more in this article from the Wyoming Livestock Roundup.
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Effects & Economics of Grazing Cover Crops

In non-irrigated systems, adding cover crops into the rotation can decrease crop yields if precipitation is limited; however, the use of cover crops for forage may offset costs while retaining soil benefits. This on-farm research study was designed with a system’s perspective incorporating crops, cattle and cover crops in a non-irrigated setting while including the economics of the entire system. Read more in this article from the University of Nebraska.
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2020 National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition

Improving Soil Health Through Diverse Crop Rotations Including Covers

Cronin Farms agronomy manager, Dan Forgey, discusses integrating cover crops into crop rotations during the online National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition.
Diversifying crop rotations can offer significant positive results, improving soil health and boosting biological activity and nutrient cycling. Cronin Farms, a no-till operation based near Gettysburg, S.D., has crop rotations down to a science, including forages and cover crops.
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More Growers Adopting Soil Conservation Practices

Farmers who make soil health a priority are more likely to rotate three or more crops and to graze livestock on cropland, according to a survey of producers in South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska. The survey examined why some agricultural producers prioritize soil health and how to encourage more producers to adopt these conservation practices, according to assistant professor Tong Wang of South Dakota State University’s Ness School of Management and Economics. Read more in this article from Newswise.
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Cover Crop Mixes Used in Michigan Crop Rotations

In this video produced for the SARE National Conference on Cover Crops & Soil Health, Michigan farmer John Burk tells about his strategies for incorporating various cover crop mixes into his rotation of corn, soybeans, sugar beets and wheat.
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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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