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Cover Crops Strategies Podcast

[Podcast] Tips for Using Cover Crops in Heavy Clay Soils

Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff shares key concepts for working with heavy clay soils, discusses why diversity of species is critical for this type of soil, and how cover crops and can be used in heavy clay soils for water management.
Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff shares key concepts for working with heavy clay soils, discusses why diversity of species is critical for this type of soil, and how cover crops and can be used in heavy clay soils for water management. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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Cover Crops Strategies Podcast

[Podcast] Making Cover Crops Work in Semi-Arid Environments

Although most growers this year have been dealing with too much rain, there are areas and years when getting a cover crop established and reaping the benefit without draining soil moisture is a challenge.
Although most growers this year have been dealing with too much rain, there are areas and years when getting a cover crop established and reaping the benefit without draining soil moisture is a challenge. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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[Podcast] Understanding Carbon-to-Nitrogen Ratios & Cover Crops

The carbon-to-nitrogen ratio is a critical number to know when planning for both cover crops and cash crops, according to Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. The C:N ratio affects decomposition rates for crop residues and impacts nitrogen cycling as well. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
The carbon-to-nitrogen ratio is a critical number to know when planning for both cover crops and cash crops, according to Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. The C:N ratio affects decomposition rates for crop residues and impacts nitrogen cycling as well. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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[Podcast] 5 Reasons You Should Plan 12 Months in Advance for Cover Crops

Preparation is important to succeeding with cover crop management and there are several areas of decision making that can have a significant impact, says Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff.
Preparation is important to succeeding with cover crop management and there are several areas of decision making that can have a significant impact, says Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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[Podcast] Cover Crop Lessons Learned in Hungary

Hungary is the destination for this week’s podcast, as Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff shares his observations from visiting the country for their first-ever soil health conference. Hungarian growers are just becoming more interested in cover crops and no-till, despite the fact that they plow up to 90% of their land.
Hungary is the destination for this week’s podcast, as Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff shares his observations from visiting the country for their first-ever soil health conference. Hungarian growers are just becoming more interested in cover crops and no-till, despite the fact that they plow up to 90% of their land. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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[Podcast] Cover Crop Lessons Learned in France

Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff shares his insights from visiting France and what American growers can learn from what is being done overseas. French growers are dealing with a ban on glyphosate, the impacts of organic agriculture, farming on steep slopes and more.
Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff shares his insights from visiting France and what American growers can learn from what is being done overseas. French growers are dealing with a ban on glyphosate, the impacts of organic agriculture, farming on steep slopes and more. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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[Podcast] How to Grow Your Own Cover Crop Seed — Legally!

Have you ever considered growing your own cover crop seed? It can be done—and in ways that will not get you into legal trouble. There is a gauntlet of rules and regulations around growing your own seed, and this podcast provides tips on how to follow those rules.
Have you ever considered growing your own cover crop seed? It can be done—and in ways that will not get you into legal trouble. There is a gauntlet of rules and regulations around growing your own seed, and this podcast provides tips on how to follow those rules. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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[Podcast] Climate Change & Cover Crops

Climate change is one of those hot-button topics that everyone has an opinion on. Regardless of the cause, science has shown that global temperatures are rising, and agriculture will have to adapt in order to continue feeding the world.
More growers are increasingly becoming interested in raising organic crops. While food-grade organic crops merit a larger return on investment, they also require a high level of quality and present unique challenges in marketing those crops. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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[Podcast] Drill & Planter Calibration for Planting Cover Crops

Planting is always a challenging process, but planting cover crops can take that challenge to the next level with different seed shapes, sizes and densities.
Planting is always a challenging process, but planting cover crops can take that challenge to the next level with different seed shapes, sizes and densities. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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[Podcast] Tips for Using Cover Crops in a Tillage System

It's a bit more challenging to fit cover crops into a tillage system, but there are opportunities if you create them, says Steve Groff.
It's a bit more challenging to fit cover crops into a tillage system, but there are opportunities if you create them, says Steve Groff. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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