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Reducing Inputs by Grazing Cover Crops

Extending the grazing season by grazing annuals in the fall or late summer allows perennial pastures to rest longer, says NRCS state agronomist.
Using cover crops as forages can offer an economical, alternative feed source to growers who have livestock. 


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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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[Podcast] Cover Crops Good Alternative to Fallow Fields in Dryland Systems

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Augustine Obour, a soil scientist with Kansas State University. Obour will discuss using cover crops for soil health and forage in dryland systems, how cover crops use moisture in dryland growing systems, which cover crop species work best in arid climates, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Augustine Obour, a soil scientist with Kansas State University. Obour will discuss using cover crops for soil health and forage in dryland systems, how cover crops use moisture in dryland growing systems, which cover crop species work best in arid climates, and more.
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Iowa Farmer Utilizes Cover Crops to Prevent Soil Erosion

An Iowa farmer is breaking up his rotation, reducing erosion, and providing additional forage benefits for his cattle by planting cover crops. Erik Helgerson, who farms near Lansing, Iowa, tried a unique sequence of cover crops this year on 11 acres near his home. Read more in this article from the Waukon Standard (Waukon, Iowa).
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Annual Cover Crops an Additional Forage Source

As a result of a challenging fall harvest and a considerable precipitation deficit, ranchers are considering options to increase their forage supply. "Recent precipitation in portions of North Dakota impacted by drought may make annual forages and cover crops viable forage options for hay production or grazing," says Miranda Meehan, North Dakota State University Extension livestock environmental stewardship specialist.
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[Podcast] Using Perennial Cover Crops as Forage

In this podcast from Hoosier Ag Today, Purdue Extension Forage Specialist Dr. Keith Johnson and Forage Agronomist Greg Downing with Cisco Seed discuss harvesting cover crops as forage.
In this podcast from Hoosier Ag Today, Purdue Extension Forage Specialist Dr. Keith Johnson and Forage Agronomist Greg Downing with Cisco Seed discuss harvesting cover crops as forage.
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[Video] Sorghum for Cover Crops & Forage

Kim Cassida, Forages & Grazing Educator with Michigan State University Extension, discusses the three ways to use cover crops as forage, why sorghum works particularly well as a forage and cover crop, which species have the most dry matter yields as a forage crop, and more.
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Considerations When Harvesting Covers for Forage

For those who planted small grains, in particular oats, on prevented plant acres with the intention of harvesting for supplemental forage, that harvest time is approaching. Some questions regarding rust and potential nitrate toxicity have been raised in the context of the approaching harvest. Read more in this article from This Week Community News (Columbus, Ohio).
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Test Cover Crops for Nutrient Levels Before Grazing

Cover crops are seen as a saving grace for soil health, and livestock is a big key to adding diversity and working cover crops into an operation. To help producers understand how cover crops play into cattle diets, South Dakota State University Extension hosted a talk on managing different forages at the Dakotafest farm show in Mitchell this summer. Find out more in this article from the Courier (Waterloo, Iowa).
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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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