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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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Do Cover Crops Really Pay Off?

After a year of difficult weather and low commodity prices, farmers everywhere are cutting back on costs. At the Conservation Tillage Conference (CTC) in December, many growers looked at the economics of reduced tillage/no-till and cover crops, and whether or not those management practices really pay off.
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Balance Economics with Winter Cereal Grain Cover Crops

Although “the economics are marginal,” that's not a reason to avoid growing winter cereal grain cover crops and other forages after the harvest of corn silage, according to Kevin Shelley, a University of Wisconsin nutrient and pest management program specialist who serves counties in the south central part of the state. Find out more in this article from Wisconsin State Farmer.
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