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] Interseeding Means More Biomass

This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Jason Cavadini, an agronomist at the University of Wisconsin Marshfield Research Station, in the second of a two-part series. Cavadini will discuss terminating interseeded covers, regrowth of cereal rye in the spring, how weather conditions affect cover crop establishment, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Jason Cavadini, an agronomist at the University of Wisconsin Marshfield Research Station, in the second of a two-part series. Cavadini will discuss terminating interseeded covers, regrowth of cereal rye in the spring, how weather conditions affect cover crop establishment, and more.
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USDA Reports 79% of Corn Silking in the U.S.

According to the most recent USDA crop progress report, some 79% of corn crops were reported silking as of the week ended July 25, in line with the 79% reported silking in the same week last year. The 5-year average for corn silking in the week was 73%.
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Minnesota Grower Turns to Covers to Battle Erosion

The emergence of no-till and cover crop farming practices on farms like Sheldon Luehmann’s near Altura might mean that farmers might soon be able to turn their plowshares into something else entirely. Although young, Luehmann already is confident enough to begin experimenting with unconventional techniques. Read more in this article from the Winona Post (Winona, Minnesota).
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[Podcast] Interseed Covers in Corn at V3/V4 Stage for Best Results

This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Jason Cavadini, an agronomist at the University of Wisconsin Marshfield Research Station, in the first of a two-part series. Cavadini will discuss ideal timing for interseeding cover crops, how earlier interseeding can help with better cover crop establishment, how interseeding affects corn yields, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Jason Cavadini, an agronomist at the University of Wisconsin Marshfield Research Station, in the first of a two-part series. Cavadini will discuss ideal timing for interseeding cover crops, how earlier interseeding can help with better cover crop establishment, how interseeding affects corn yields, and more.
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[Podcast] Apply Manure to Covers in the Fall or Spring

This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Brian Dougherty, Iowa State University Extension Field Agricultural Engineer. Dougherty will discuss ideal timing for applying manure to cover crops, how cash crop and cover crop yields are affected by manure application, how manure application affects water quality, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Brian Dougherty, Iowa State University Extension Field Agricultural Engineer. Dougherty will discuss ideal timing for applying manure to cover crops, how cash crop and cover crop yields are affected by manure application, how manure application affects water quality, and more.
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[Podcast] Soil Life Needs Food — Like Cover Crops

This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Richard Purdin, Ag & Natural Resource Educator with The Ohio State University. Purdin will discuss factors to consider when starting out with cover crops, the economic benefits of cover crops, the soil health benefits of covers, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Richard Purdin, Ag & Natural Resource Educator with The Ohio State University. Purdin will discuss factors to consider when starting out with cover crops, the economic benefits of cover crops, the soil health benefits of covers, and more.
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Attend the 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference

Discover cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies from the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy. The 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Aug. 5-6, in Omaha, Neb., offers a mix of thought-provoking general sessions featuring top experts; profit-boosting Strip-Till Classrooms led by strip-till authorities, and interactive farmer-to-farmer Strip-Till Roundtables.

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