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Winter Rye Cover Crops Make Excellent Forage

Winter rye can be used as a cover crop after corn silage to protect against soil erosion, and in parts of Wisconsin is recommended by conservation planners. Properly managed, it has multiple uses and benefits beyond conservation, including forage production, nutrient management and weed suppression. Read more in this article from Wisconsin State Farmer.
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[Podcast] 11 Keys for Successfully Planting Green

There are other options for growers besides letting your best soil blow away in the wind, says Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff.
There are other options for growers besides letting your best soil blow away in the wind, says Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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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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The Rye Held Everything in Place

While there was no time to build an ark to prepare for the most recent “Bomb Cyclone” that hit Nebraska and other areas of the Midwest, Noah Seim, who farms near Worms, Neb., said one of their fields successfully braved the storm because they had established a healthy stand of rye.
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Indiana Farmers Planted More Than 1 Million Cover Crop Acres in 2018

According to the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, there has been a large increase in the number of farmers using cover crops in Indiana. Known for their environmental benefits, Indiana farmers have planted more than one million acres of cover crops in Indiana in 2018, covering 32,000 more acres than the previous year, the state agricultural department said in an article from the Goshen News.
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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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