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Planting Green Comes With Benefits, Risks

With cover crops growing in popularity, it’s not uncommon to see a field full of green in early April. Planting corn or soybeans into rye or other winter crops has some benefits. However, recent research from Iowa State University suggests not terminating cover crops ahead of planting could bring more disease and pests that may overwinter or start early.


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Cover Crop Termination Tradeoffs

A fall-planted cereal rye, wheat, or triticale cover crop can have both positive and negative impacts, for example by tying up nitrogen, reducing soil moisture prior to planting, increasing insect pressure, reducing weed pressure, reducing soil erosion and allelopathy. These tips from the University of Nebraska will share tradeoffs to help you better assess cover crop termination timing for your operation and risk level. 


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[Podcast] Decades of Cover Crop Experience

This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features Mike Brocksmith, a grower from Vincennes, Ind. Brocksmith will be a speaker at the upcoming 2021 National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition. He will discuss how his family’s operation utilizes cover crops to reduce soil erosion, how they seed their cover crops, his experiences planting green, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features Mike Brocksmith, a grower from Vincennes, Ind. Brocksmith will be a speaker at the upcoming 2021 National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition. He will discuss how his family’s operation utilizes cover crops to reduce soil erosion, how they seed their cover crops, his experiences planting green, and more.
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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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