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Cover Crops Strategies Podcast

[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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Cover Crops Strategies Podcast

[Podcast] Growing Your Own Cover Crop Seed

Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff says that he’s learned to plant hairy vetch with cereal rye and triticale when it will be used for seed. In this podcast, Groff explains why you might want to grow your own seed. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff says that he’s learned to plant hairy vetch with cereal rye and triticale when it will be used for seed. In this podcast, Groff explains why you might want to grow your own seed. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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Cover Crops Strategies Podcast

[Podcast] Making Cover Crops Work in Area with Less Than 20-Inch Rainfall: Part 2

While cover crops are being utilized across the U.S., in all 50 states, adoption has lagged behind a bit in semi-arid climates due to concerns about soil moisture being depleted.
While cover crops are being utilized across the U.S., in all 50 states, adoption has lagged behind a bit in semi-arid climates due to concerns about soil moisture being depleted. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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Cover Crops Strategies Podcast

[Podcast] How to Get the Ideal Cover Crop Seeding Rate

When you plant cover crops, of course, you want to maximize their benefits as much as possible while minimizing the costs, says Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
When you plant cover crops, of course, you want to maximize their benefits as much as possible while minimizing the costs, says Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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Cover Crops Strategies Podcast

[Podcast] Get Increased Wheat Yields by Adding Cover Crops

Cover crops that winterkill are an excellent choice to plant with wheat, says Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. In this week’s podcast, find out how growing radishes with wheat can boost wheat yields by an average of 3-5 bushels per acre. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
Cover crops that winterkill are an excellent choice to plant with wheat, says Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. In this week’s podcast, find out how growing radishes with wheat can boost wheat yields by an average of 3-5 bushels per acre. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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Cover Crops Strategies Podcast

[Podcast] Cover Crops Part Of A Successful Herbicide Resistant Weed Management Strategy

In this week’s podcast, Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff explains which weeds are the worst offenders, how weed types change on the farm, and more. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
In this week’s podcast, Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff explains which weeds are the worst offenders, how weed types change on the farm, and more. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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Cover Crops Strategies Podcast

[Podcast] Think Outside the Grain Bin with Small Grains as a Cover Crop

Farmers should not limit themselves to only growing corn and soybeans and should consider using small grains as a cover crop, says Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff.
In this podcast, Groff explains the benefits of adding small grains to crop rotations, such as building soil biology, adding diversity, increasing organic matter and more. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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[Podcast] Planting Cover Crops in December — Are You Crazy?

While the idea might seem a little ‘out there’ in a typical year, 2019 was not a typical year in many states, with weather challenges causing planting, field work and harvesting delays. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
While the idea might seem a little ‘out there’ in a typical year, 2019 was not a typical year in many states, with weather challenges causing planting, field work and harvesting delays. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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Cover Crops Strategies Podcast

[Podcast] Making Cover Crops Work in Area with Less Than 20-Inch Rainfall: Part 1

While cover crops are being utilized across the U.S., in all 50 states, adoption has lagged behind a bit in semi-arid climates due to concerns about soil moisture being depleted. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
While cover crops are being utilized across the U.S., in all 50 states, adoption has lagged behind a bit in semi-arid climates due to concerns about soil moisture being depleted. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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Cover Crops Strategies Podcast

[Podcast] Ask Your Cover Crop Seed Dealer the Tough Questions

Buying cover crop seed should be a transaction that benefits everyone involved — the grower and the seed dealer. That means asking the right questions to get the product you want and need for your operation. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
Buying cover crop seed should be a transaction that benefits everyone involved — the grower and the seed dealer. That means asking the right questions to get the product you want and need for your operation. Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff shares the top 5 questions to ask the next time you buy cover crop seed. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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