Articles Tagged with ''biomass''

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Save On Nitrogen Costs

Saving time and saving dollars are the major reasons cover crops have worked so well in no-till rotations for many Virginia growers.
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Plant Enduring Drought Without Biomass Loss

Purdue University researchers have found a genetic mutation that allows a plant to better endure drought without losing biomass. The discovery could reduce the amount of water required for growing plants and help plants survive and thrive in adverse conditions.
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Could Energy Crops Be In Your Rotation’s Future?

Switchgrass, miscanthus, camelina and other crops could provide new markets and opportunities for enterprising no-tillers.
Corn and soybeans have been the main crop sources for producing energy fuels, such as ethanol, biodiesel and biomass. But in the quest for the most efficient energy feedstocks, perennial grasses like switchgrass and miscanthus, oilseeds like camelina, and short-rotation woody crops such as hybrid poplars are beginning to emerge as viable energy crops for U.S. farmers.
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New, Recycled Cover Crops Showing Plenty of Potential

Add more diversity and numerous soil-building benefits to no-till with these up-and-coming options.
Tillage radishes aren't the only cover crop you’ll find growing on Steve Groff’s farm this year. The no-tiller of Cedar Meadow Farm in Lancaster County, Pa., is on a quest to find the next great cover crop for no-tillers.
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Planting Date For Cover Crops Matter

Cover crop biomass accumulation and root growth depend on when the cover crop is established. This determines how much cover the cover crop provides and this is important for erosion control, especially when establishing a cover crop in a tilled seedbed, or with no-till in low residue situations.
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Kansas No-Tiller Uses Turnips For Cover

Mark Pettijohn builds failure into his farming operation and expects some stinkers while experimenting with "green" and "unconventional" methods. Sometimes he hits it big, however, and a field busts loose with gorgeous bounty.
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