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Cover Crops as Alternative Weed Control

Cover crop use was steadily rising on farms in the early 2000s, with 60% of corn growers reporting their use. But in recent years consistency has wavered. Read more in this article from North Carolina State University.
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Cover Crops for Weed Control

High biomass cover crops are effective in controlling weeds in vegetable production, while contributing to higher produce yields, Auburn University researchers have found. In addition, pre-emergence herbicide applications can be eliminated from weed management programs in the presence of heavy residues from cover crop mixtures. Read more in this article from the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program.
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[Video] Cover Crops Are Essential

"If somebody posed the question - would I farm without cover crops - I would say no," says Kirk Brock, who grows peanuts, corn and soybeans on 1,000 acres in Northern Florida. Cereal rye has been Brock's go-to cover crop, but he is now experimenting with mixes that include ryegrass, clover and blue lupine.
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Post-Flooding Soil Restoration With Cover Crops

As row crop and hay producers throughout the country navigate the recovery process from this spring and summer’s excessive flooding, attention is needed for what is happening below ground. Learn more in this article from Grassland Oregon.
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[Podcast] Strategies for Making Roller-Crimpers Work in Cover Crops: Part 2

In the second part of a two-part series on this topic, Holtwood, Pa., farmer and Cover Crop Coach Steve Groff will discuss management decisions for rolling with or without using herbicides, the weed-control potential of rolled covers, using cover crop mixes in this type of system, and how to evaluate whether your planter can work effectively in rolled covers. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
In the second part of a two-part series on this topic, Holtwood, Pa., farmer and Cover Crop Coach Steve Groff will discuss management decisions for rolling with or without using herbicides, the weed-control potential of rolled covers, using cover crop mixes in this type of system, and how to evaluate whether your planter can work effectively in rolled covers. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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