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[Podcast] Interseeding Covers Into Corn

This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Axel Garcia y Garcia, Associate Professor of Agronomy & Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota. Garcia y Garcia will discuss how interseeding helps cover crops fit into a cropping system, different methods for interseeding cover crops, timing of interseeding covers into corn, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Axel Garcia y Garcia, Associate Professor of Agronomy & Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota. Garcia y Garcia will discuss how interseeding helps cover crops fit into a cropping system, different methods for interseeding cover crops, timing of interseeding covers into corn, and more.
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Interseeding Cover Crops into Corn and Soybean

With the short-season available for growing cover crops after corn harvest, interest in interseeding cover crops into corn and soybean crops has increased in recent years. Interseeding is primarily done with a drill early in the season prior to crop canopy closure or via broadcast seeding late in the season, prior to harvest when the crop canopy begins to re-open. Read more in this article from University of Nebraska Extension.
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Cover Crop Interseeding Increasing Amongst Growers

The practice was up 20 percentage points over the findings of the 2020 Cover Crop Benchmark Study.
Roughly one-third of growers participating in the 2021 Cover Crop Strategies Cover Crop Benchmark Study are using the practice, compared to 13.5% in the 2020 study.
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Interseeding Camelina and Rye Into Soybean at R6

Interseeding cover crops into soybean is not a common practice in North Dakota due to limited soil water, a short growing season and the need for adapted winter hardy species to produce a good established stand of a cover crop. A study from North Dakota State University Extension evaluated the impact of interseeded winter camelina and winter rye using two soybean varieties with different relative maturities and row spacing.
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Cover Crops: Why Not Give it a Try?

On a hot, dry, and extremely windy day in early June, Neal Hentzen surveys the dryland field on the edge of Seward where his corn is ankle high. The leaves on the plants whip in the wind like green streamers running in long, straight rows from the road to a faraway fencepost. Read more in this article from the York News Times (York, NE).
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Equipment Options Make Interseeding a Viable Practice

Planting covers into a living cash crop can be a challenge, but many growers are using the right tools to make interseeding work and extend cover crop benefits.
Whether by airplane, spreader or toolbar, interseeding cover crops into cash crops is a trend that appears to be growing in popularity as a way for growers to accommodate weather challenges, increase crop diversity and boost soil health more efficiently. The Cover Crop Benchmark Study released this year by Cover Crop Strategies details some of the first in-depth data available in the ag industry on interseeding practices for U.S. farmers, including equipment utilized and planting timings that work for growers.
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Cover Crops Replace Tillage

Instead of cultivating corn, this year, Andy Lacey was busy the first day of June interseeding his 60-inch rows with a cover crop mix. “The cover crop is essential to protecting the soil from getting too hot and preventing the weeds from germinating,” he said. Read more in this article from the Lincoln Journal Star.
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Attend the 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference

Discover cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies from the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy. The 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Aug. 5-6, in Omaha, Neb., offers a mix of thought-provoking general sessions featuring top experts; profit-boosting Strip-Till Classrooms led by strip-till authorities, and interactive farmer-to-farmer Strip-Till Roundtables.

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