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Overseeding Cover Crops

In the last decade, cover crops have grown in both interest and acres, yet there is still room for more adoption. It is obvious that cover crops require more management though and with that management there will undoubtedly be challenges. Read more in this story from Iowa State University Extension.
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8 Out of 10 Farmers Use Herbicide to Kill Covers

Herbicides were used by 79% of growers as the preferred termination method, followed by winterkill and roller-crimping.
An important aspect of raising cover crops is terminating them. Growers have options when it comes to terminating covers, and factors such as cost, location, and weather come into play as well.
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Cover Crop Investment Worth $40 More Per Acre

The Soil Health Partnership conducted an 8-month study with 7 Midwest farms in 5 states on operations ranging between 640 to 6,000 acres. The study found that growers who use cover crops made $40 more per acre than conventional growers.
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Tradeoffs When Terminating Cover Crops

A fall-planted cereal rye cover crop can have both positive and negative impacts, for example by tying up nitrogen, reducing soil moisture prior to planting, increasing insect pressure, reducing weed pressure, reducing soil erosion and allelopathy. The spring rains in 2021 and warming soil temperatures are encouraging cereal rye and wheat cover crops to take off. Read more in this article from University of Nebraska Extension.
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[Video] Cover Crop Termination Tips

In this video, Dr. Michael Flessner with Virginia Tech University Extension discusses why growers should have a termination plan before even seeding covers, termination methods for popular cover crop species, which cover crop species are difficult to terminate, and more.
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Harvest or Terminate Covers?

Cover crops have been a great tool for many producers across Nebraska as they can be used for managing soil erosion, weeds, moisture accumulation, microbial activity and forage crops for livestock producers. Every producer has different goals while planting their cover crop, the same message rings true for termination. Read more in this article from the Grand Island Independent.
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