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Cover Crop Termination Affects Insect Populations

It was a cold, grey day to be counting bugs. Still, that's what they were doing moving across a field of cereal rye from one trap to the next. It's all part of the work Illinois Extension Entomologist Nick Seiter is doing with cover crops. Read more in this article from KMA Land.
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Time for Frost Seeding Cover Crops

Frost seeding is a great option for improving existing pastures or waterways. During late winter farmers can broadcast species like clover or grass over pastures to thicken the stand and improve production. Find out more in this article from AgriNews.
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Cover Crops Can Help Control Nutrient Runoff

One way to control runoff of nitrogen and phosphorus is to have a growing crop on the field. “That’s why cover crops are so important,” said Gary Schnitkey, professor at the University of Illinois and U of I Extension farm management specialist.
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Attend the Fall 2020 Virtual National Cover Crop Summit

Join the editors of Cover Crop Strategies and today's leading cover crop experts Nov. 17-18 for 2-days of productive online learning and networking during the third National Cover Crop Summit. This free-to-attend online event will deliver practical cover cropping ideas and advice to meet your specific needs.

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