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Drones Continue to Grow in Popularity as Cover Crop Seeding Method

Drones, also known as UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), have gained popularity across various industries, including agriculture. Their ability to fly autonomously, capture high-resolution imagery, apply crop protection products, and precisely distribute seeds makes them an ideal tool for cover crop seeding. A majority of spray drones sold today come with a dry spreader or as an option.
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Farmers Across the World Share Equipment They Use to Seed Cover Crops

CCS readers submit various cover crop seeding equipment used on farms across the world
The editors at Cover Crop Strategies surveyed readers about the types of cover crop seeders they use on their farms and requested pictures and descriptions of their equipment. From standard air seeders to modified versions of classic seed drills all the way to horse and buggy, here are some of the most unique and thought-provoking responses.
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Farming with Covers is Like ‘Playing Chess’

Minnesota grower Tom Cotter shares how he strategically uses cover crops, as well as tips on seeding varieties and successfully grazing livestock on covers.

Minnesota grower Tom Cotter shares how he strategically uses cover crops, as well as tips on seeding varieties and successfully grazing livestock on covers.


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Crunching the Numbers on Cover Cropping Practices

Results from the first Cover Crop Strategies Benchmark Study reveal the seeding methods, mixes and management that strip-tillers are implementing on their operations.
Our editors dig deep into the cover cropping habits of strip-tillers, evaluating seeding methods, termination practices, variety selection and much more in the first Cover Crop Strategies Benchmark Study. Nearly 1,500 respondents identifying themselves as farmers or ranchers participated in the study, including more than 200 strip-tillers. 
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Keep Covers in Your Rotation Without Breaking the Bank

No-tillers can reduce the cost of their cover-crop program and still keep most of the benefits by closely examining their seeding rates and methods and potentially trimming back mixes.
With corn prices looking a little more bear than bull these days, many no-tillers may be looking for places to trim their input costs. Fair or unfair, the newest management darling of no-tillers — cover crops — may find themselves in the crosshairs.
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The National Strip-Tillage Conference returns August 8-9, 2024! Build and refine your strip-till system with dozens of new ideas and connections at the 11th Annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Madison, Wis. Aug. 8-9, 2024. Experience an energizing 2-day agenda featuring inspiring general session speakers, expert-led Strip-Till Classrooms and collaborative Strip-Till Roundtables. Plus, Certified Crop Adviser credits will be offered.

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