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[Video] Three Reasons to Use Covers

Barry Martin plants peanuts, cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat and grain sorghum, and uses strip till. Rye is his main cover crop, which he burns down before planting peanuts to minimize problems with the cornstalk borer, which appears to thrive in heavy vegetation.
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Cover Crops After Corn Need More Time

Cover crops have to produce a certain amount of growth, or biomass, in order to effectively reduce erosion and soil nutrient loss, suppress weeds, and supply forage. Several studies have indicated a threshold or minimum biomass (dry matter) of 1,000 lb/ac, which is similar to 6 to 8 inches of above-ground growth, although more biomass will likely lead to better outcomes. Read more in this article from University of Nebraska Extension.
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Attend the Virtual National No-Tillage Conference

The Virtual National No-Tillage Conference, January 12-15, 2021, will deliver practical, ongoing education to accommodate your busy schedule through an online learning experience assembling the best no-tillers, agronomists and researchers together to share cutting-edge ideas and strategies to improve the profitability and efficiency of your no-till system. Registration starts at just $99.

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