Seeding Practices

Getting cover crops in the ground can be one of the biggest challenges growers will face. This topic provides information and tips for getting cover crops seeded successfully in agricultural fields. This includes planting, drilling, broadcasting, aerial seeding, interseeding and any other methods used to seed cover crops, as well as strategies for maximizing seed-to-soil contact and stands.

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[Podcast] Cover Crops Need Planning for Weed Management

This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features Dan Smith, Southwest Regional Specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Smith will discuss the ideal seeding rate for cover crops when used for weed suppression, which cover crop species are better at weed suppression, how long covers should grow to be effective at weed suppression, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features Dan Smith, Southwest Regional Specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Smith will discuss the ideal seeding rate for cover crops when used for weed suppression, which cover crop species are better at weed suppression, how long covers should grow to be effective at weed suppression, and more.
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More Data Needed on Covers

Even after spending more than a decade using cover crops and dedicating their farm to the practice, Kyle Grumke, a western Missouri corn, soybean and forage grower admits that sometimes picking cover crop seed isn’t top-of-mind until right when it’s needed. “I really need to be working on getting the seed I need on hand for fall in that July time frame,” he says. Read more in this article from Seed World.
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[Podcast] Does Rye Contribute to Occasional Yield Drag in Corn?

This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features Alison Robertson, Field Crops Pathologist, Iowa State University. Robertson will discuss how seedling disease might be responsible for occasional yield drag in corn, how rye cover crops can contribute to that yield drag, trials she’s conducted evaluating the impact of cover crops on seedling disease, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features Alison Robertson, Field Crops Pathologist, Iowa State University. Robertson will discuss how seedling disease might be responsible for occasional yield drag in corn, how rye cover crops can contribute to that yield drag, trials she’s conducted evaluating the impact of cover crops on seedling disease, and more.
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[Video] First Time Use of Covers in an Almond Orchard

This video follows a California grower as he uses cover crops for the first time in his almond orchard working with the National Center for Appropriate Technology and NRCS. His goals when using covers are to improve soil quality and providing habitat for beneficial insects and pollinators.
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[Podcast] Cover Crops Are About Stewardship

This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features Dean Jackson, a grower and dairyman from Columbia Crossroads, Penn. Jackson will be a panelist during the upcoming 2021 National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition. He will discuss how his operation got started using cover crops, their success with drilling cover crops, his experiences planting green, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features Dean Jackson, a grower and dairyman from Columbia Crossroads, Penn. Jackson will be a panelist during the upcoming 2021 National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition. He will discuss how his operation got started using cover crops, their success with drilling cover crops, his experiences planting green, and more.
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2022 National Strip-Tillage Conference

7/28/22
Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center
300 E 9th St.
Coralville, IA
United States

Discover 2-days of cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies in Coralville, Iowa., July 28-29. Join the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy.

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Attend the 2022 National No-Tillage Conference

Join more than 40 top-notch no-tillers, agronomists, researchers and other no-till experts in Louisville, January 4-7, 2022, to discover innovative ideas that can help you get the most out of your no-till farming system. The 30th anniversary National No-Tillage Conference offers a mix of thought-provoking General Sessions, expert-led No-Till Classrooms and collaborative No-Till Roundtables. Plus, valuable pesticide recertification and Certified Crop Advisor credits are available to qualifying attendees.

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