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Minnesota Study: Cover Crops, Less Aggressive Tillage Reduce Wind Erosion

Two ongoing studies are measuring how much soil is being blown across different fields, and how much nutrients lost with wind erosion might cost farmers. Overall, preliminary data indicates that management makes a difference: leaving residue on a field or planting cover crops, and less aggressive tillage, can slow down soil movement.


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[Podcast] Use Cover Crops Annually to Reduce Nitrates

This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features Liz Ripley, Cover Crop Specialist with Iowa State University. Ripley will discuss how cover crops reduce nitrate losses from corn and soybean fields, cover crops and the 4Rs of nitrogen management, how growers determine the correct type of fertilizer to use, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features Liz Ripley, Cover Crop Specialist with Iowa State University. Ripley will discuss how cover crops reduce nitrate losses from corn and soybean fields, cover crops and the 4Rs of nitrogen management, how growers determine the correct type of fertilizer to use, and more.
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Pair Cover Crops with Fertilizer Management

Kansas State University researchers are finding mounting evidence to indicate the importance of pairing cover crops with improved fertilizer management for controlling phosphorus runoff from farm fields. But in something of a surprise discovery, recent research has found that cover crops increase the dissolved phosphorus in runoff, which they say heightens the importance of using best management practices when applying phosphorus fertilizer – especially in areas where soil erosion and sediment loss are not a concern. Read more in this article from Kansas State University Extension.
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[Video] Tips on Interseeding Covers into Corn

In this video from Penn State University Extension, learn more about interseeding cover crops into cash crops such as corn. Find out about the machine they developed that does interseeding and fertilizer application at the same time.
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[Video] Improving Soil Health Will Prevent Erosion

Wind storms are carrying topsoil away from valuable farmland, and that wind erosion is extremely detrimental to the agriculture industry. Soil degradation is contributing to erosion, and using fertilizer to bridge the gaps of nutrients in the soil may be more harmful than helpful.
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[Podcast] Less Fertilizer Needed for Vegetables When Grown with Covers

Cover crops are particularly impressive at controlling weeds in a vegetable production system, says Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
Cover crops are particularly impressive at controlling weeds in a vegetable production system, says Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. In this podcast, Groff explains how covers supply nitrogen in the soil for vegetable plants, why cover crops should not be used with early-producing vegetables, how pumpkins are cleaner when grown with covers, and more. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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Attend the 2023 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, January 10-13, and discover cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies from the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in no-till to raise your level of no-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy. 

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