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Cover Crops as Alternative Weed Control

Cover crop use was steadily rising on farms in the early 2000s, with 60% of corn growers reporting their use. But in recent years consistency has wavered. Read more in this article from North Carolina State University.
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[Podcast] Get Ahead of Weeds with Cover Crops

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features Gared Shaffer, Weeds Field Specialist with South Dakota State University Extension. Shaffer discusses how to utilize cover crops to make weeds less competitive, which weed species to watch out for, how temperature and moisture fluctuations can impact cover crops and weeds, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features Gared Shaffer, Weeds Field Specialist with South Dakota State University Extension. Shaffer discusses how to utilize cover crops to make weeds less competitive, which weed species to watch out for, how temperature and moisture fluctuations can impact cover crops and weeds, and more.
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Cover Crops Can Help with Weeds in Vegetable Crops

Most vegetable legume growers have yet to adopt cover crops due to the potential for reduced germination and yield in thick residue. But a new study from the University of Illinois and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service shows early-terminated rye could be a promising part of an integrated weed management program for some vegetable legumes, including edamame. Read more in this article from the Herald-Whig (Quincy, IL).
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University of Georgia Researching Cover Crops

University of Georgia researchers are working on natural solutions to weed problems in row crops as government regulations of chemical herbicides grow stricter. Earlier in June, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals pulled registrations for the use of all dicamba products for row-crop production. Read more in this article from Southeast AgNet.
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