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Planting Green Could Be Tricky This Year

It is crucial to consider current soil moisture conditions and expected rainfall if you are planning to plant green. Our research shows that planting green significantly dries the top 3 inches in the soil profile, compared to planting into cover crops that are killed a week or more prior. Read more in this article from Lancaster Farming.
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Rethinking Cropland Management with Planting Green

Peter Sexton, associate professor and South Dakota State University Extension sustainable cropping systems specialist at the SDSU Southeast Research Farm, has found that planting green has water quality benefits. Read more in this article from the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition.
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[Podcast] Remember Your Goals When Planting Green

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Liz Stahl, University of Minnesota Extension Educator--Crops. Stahl will discuss the terminating cover crops before planting cash crops, growing biomass before planting green, additional cover crop benefits from planting green, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Liz Stahl, University of Minnesota Extension Educator--Crops. Stahl will discuss the terminating cover crops before planting cash crops, growing biomass before planting green, additional cover crop benefits from planting green, and more.
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Are Your Covers Ready for Winter?

At the 2020 Farm Science Review earlier this August, a team of Extension educators planted multiple cover crop species, including forage turnips, clover, ryegrass, hairy vetch, radish, canola, regular turnips, balansa clover, sorghum, and oats. The team will be monitoring the cover crops over the winter to see how each species, except for the clovers, breaks down.
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Farming Ugly

Some of our fields looked really scruffy, like stands of forgotten, overgrown brush that had given up the ghost and turned that pale, beige color of dead foliage we become so familiar with, and bored of, through the long months of winter. Only the early signs of small, emerging spikes of greenery in rows suggested that the fields had not been forgotten. Read more in this article from Lancaster Farming.
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[Podcast] Tips for Planting into Heavy Cover Crops

If wet spring weather has kept you from being able to plant, you may end up planting green into heavy cover crops, according to Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
If wet spring weather has kept you from being able to plant, you may end up planting green into heavy cover crops, according to Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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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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