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Scout the Field Before Cover Crop Termination

Although wheat stem maggot has been a concern for some Nebraska farmers who plant corn directly into a growing cover crop, entomologists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln want farmers to scout their fields before adding an insecticide to the herbicide during cover crop termination. Read more in this article from the Aberdeen News.
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Carinata: An Oilseed Crop with Plenty of Potential

A potential new cover crop is becoming gaining traction as a highly sustainable crop for livestock feed. Also known as Ethiopian mustard, carinata, a cousin of canola, has high protein levels, up to 46%, making it perfect for livestock feed due to its higher protein content compared to other small oilseeds.
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2021 National Cover Crop Summit

Announcing Third Annual National Cover Crop Summit Speakers

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about cover crop establishment, using covers as forage for livestock, how high residue cover crops can reverse soil issues like compaction, and more during the virtual summit, to be held March 17-18, 2021.
This free, two-day virtual event is the third annual National Cover Crop Summit, and promises to be the best one yet, with an outstanding speaker line up and intriguing topics.
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Green Cover Seed Expands to New Location

The new location in Iola, Kansas, also matched a good opportunity to fill the growing demand for cover crop mixes in the area, one that has grown tremendously in the last several years. Read more in this article from Farm Talk.
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Barriers to Cover Crop Use

Cover crop acreage has increased significantly around the nation, and in some areas over 70% of farmland is “green” going into winter. The Mid-Atlantic region is leading the charge. Read more in this article from Lancaster Farming.
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Cover Crops Can Help with Weeds in Vegetable Crops

Most vegetable legume growers have yet to adopt cover crops due to the potential for reduced germination and yield in thick residue. But a new study from the University of Illinois and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service shows early-terminated rye could be a promising part of an integrated weed management program for some vegetable legumes, including edamame. Read more in this article from the Herald-Whig (Quincy, IL).
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Managing Cover Crops

As fall harvest progresses, farmers are looking ahead to next year’s crop. Farmers utilizing no-till and/or cover crops may need to make different management decisions than conventional tillage farmers. Read more in this article from Ohio's Country Journal.
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Attend the Spring 2021 National Cover Crop Summit

More than 5,000 attendees have attended the online National Cover Crop Summit to discover proven, practical cover crop strategies. The National Cover Crop Summit returns March 17-18 with more expert presenters and more sessions than ever before! Join today’s most successful cover croppers, researchers and agronomists for this online event and discover proven, practical cover crop strategies in use today. Sign up for this FREE ONLINE EVENT today that has earned a 99% attendee satisfaction rating.

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