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Cover Crop Solves Weed Problems

For vegetable growers, weeds can mean lost income from reduced yield and foreign plant matter contaminating the harvest. But for many crops, particularly vegetable legumes, weed management options are very limited. Read more in this press release from the University of Illinois.
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University of Minnesota Researchers Developing Winter Camelina as New Cash Cover Crop

Newly planted winter camelina seedlings sprout in little green rows at the University of Minnesota field plots on the St. Paul campus. The winter annual plant is one of 15 breeds University researchers are cultivating to help farmers keep nutrients in their soil, reduce erosion and create a commercially viable product for farmers to sell. Read more in this article from The Minnesota Daily.
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Cover Crop Varieties, Ranked

Crop scientists at three federal labs have released results of a two-year evaluation of 56 commercially-available cover crop varieties to help farmers pick the best ones for their business. K-State Research and Extension soil management specialist Deann Presley calls the publication – Evaluation of Cool Season Crops in the North Central Region – an “excellent piece of research” conducted by scientists employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Read more in this article from KRVN Radio.
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Seeding Covers with a Drone

Harpers Ferry, Iowa, farmer Jon Kruse is utilizing a unique method of planting cover crops this fall - a drone. September 16, Kruse hired Devin Brincks, a Rantizo contractor, to fly his drone over standing soybeans to seed red clover as a cover crop. Read more in this story from the Waukon Standard (Waukon, Iowa).
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2020 National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition

Cover Crops Work for Dairies, Too

A fourth-generation dairyman shares how the largest automated dairy operation in Wisconsin uses cover crops for soil and water stewardship during the online National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition.
Dairy operations typically have one primary goal: make as much milk as possible, since that is the product they are paid for. Miltrim Farms, a dairy based in Athens, Wis., seeks to not just produce large quantities of milk, but also to be good environmental stewards of the land and water.
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[Video] Mix It Up with Cover Crops

In this video from University of Arkansas Extension, find out how different types of cover crop work together in cover crop mixes to improve the soil, how cover crop mixes can maximize cash crops, how to choose cover crop species for a mix, and more.
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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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