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[Podcast] Grazing Covers a Win-Win for Growers, Livestock Producers

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features Richard Ehrhardt, Senior Extension Specialist for Small Ruminants, Michigan State University
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features Richard Ehrhardt, Senior Extension Specialist for Small Ruminants, Michigan State University. Ehrhardt discuss how grazing cover crops can reduce feed costs for livestock producers, which species of livestock are best suited for grazing covers, how covers can extend the grazing season for livestock producers, and more.
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[Video] Applying Liquid Manure to Cover Crops

Michigan State University Environmental Management Extension Educator Sarah Fronczak explains how cover crops retain nutrients in the soil, when liquid manure should be applied, the benefits of applying manure in the fall, and more.
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[Video] Brassicas as a Cover Crop

Michigan State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Educator Dean Baas discusses why brassicas are an excellent cover crop species, including radish, turnip, rapeseed and mustard; what is unique about the root system of brassicas; why turnips are helpful for reducing soil compaction; and more.
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[Video] Getting Your Drill Ready to Seed Cover Crops

Paul Gross, Field Crops Educator with Michigan State University Extension, explains why calibrating your grain drill is one of the most important things to do when planting cover crop seed, the differences when preparing to plant a single cover crop species or a cover crop mix, why you should always measure 200 feet in the field before calibration, and more.
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[Video] Choosing Cover Crops

In this video, Dean Baas, Michigan State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Educator, discusses why plants go through the same lifecycle, regardless of planting date; examples of summer annual cover crops; which cover crop species grow large amounts of biomass; and more.
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[Video] Sorghum for Cover Crops & Forage

Kim Cassida, Forages & Grazing Educator with Michigan State University Extension, discusses the three ways to use cover crops as forage, why sorghum works particularly well as a forage and cover crop, which species have the most dry matter yields as a forage crop, and more.
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The National No-Tillage Conference returns January 9-12, 2024! Build and refine your no-till system with dozens of new ideas and connections at the 32nd Annual National No-Tillage Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. Jan. 9-12, 2024. Experience an energizing 4-day agenda featuring inspiring general session speakers, expert-led No-Till Classrooms and collaborative No-Till Roundtables. Plus, Certified Crop Adviser credits will be offered.

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