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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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[Video] Seeding Equipment for Cover Crops

Paul Gross, Field Crop Educator for Michigan State University Extension, discusses how to choose the best method for your operation for seeding cover crops, what the most common cover crop seeding method is, how to get accurate cover crop seeding placement and more.
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[Video] Nitrogen & Cover Crops

Ricardo Costa, Field Crop Educator with Michigan State University Extension, discusses how cover crops interact with nitrogen, how to choose the right cover crop species for nitrogen fixing or scavenging, examples of each type of cover crops, and more.
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Attend the Virtual National No-Tillage Conference

The Virtual National No-Tillage Conference, January 12-15, 2021, will deliver practical, ongoing education to accommodate your busy schedule through an online learning experience assembling the best no-tillers, agronomists and researchers together to share cutting-edge ideas and strategies to improve the profitability and efficiency of your no-till system. Registration starts at just $99.

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