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Sugarbeets Could Be New Cover for Forage, Tough Environments

A cash crop that's known for being tricky to no-till may still have potential in a no-till system as a cover crop. Read More

[Video] Test Plot of Cover Crops & Corn

Ohio grower Nathan Brown discusses how he created a test plot where he compared 60-inch rows and 30-inch rows of corn, including seeding population rates, how he added cover crops to the plot, how the cover crops performed amongst the wider rows, and more. Read More

[Podcast] Cover Crops Outcompete Weeds

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features Bill Johnson, professor of weed science with Purdue University. Johnson discuss how field management impacts weed problems, how herbicide applications influence cover crops and cash crops, herbicide antagonism and more. Read More

Cover Crops Provide High Quality Forage

While cover crops are not a new concept for farmers, Erika Lundy said she has been impressed with the amount of adaptation and implementation she has seen over the past few years. Lundy, a beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension, said one of the major benefits of cover crops is providing high-quality forage for cattle with high protein and energy levels. Read more in this article from the Lincoln Journal Star. Read More

Reduce Forage Shortages with Cover Crops

Cover crops can be immediately planted following grain crop harvest, or during fallow in a rotation, which provides extra forage in the fall that can be harvested or grazed. Many producers are already inserting full season cover crops for grazing into their cropping rotation. Read More

Cover Crops Key to Storing More Soil Organic Carbon

Ken Olson doesn't dispute that no-till can sequester organic carbon in the soil, or provide numerous other benefits to farmers. Read More

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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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