Articles Tagged with ''Cover crops''

Earthworm Trivia

Q: How many earthworms do you need in no-tilled fields? A: To gain the benefits of a good earthworm population with no-till, you need 8 to 10 worms per square foot of soil 6 to 8 inches deep.
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Rolling Cover Crops Gives Mixed Results

The idea has plenty of potential, but there are still some bugs to be worked out.
Will a cover crop residue roller – considered essential in South American no-till fields – add value in the northern Great Plains? Dr. Dwayne Beck is studying that question under environmental conditions that are the equivalent of being several hundred miles north of tropical Paraguay and Brazil.
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Use Cover Crops, Rotations To Trim Your No-Till Weed Control Costs

A South American researcher maintains combining cover crops with effective crop rotations is a must with no-till to avoid concerns with disease, insects and weed carryover.
Progressive No-Tillers in Latin America have discovered that green manure cover crops are the cornerstone of sustainable agriculture and are always included in any sound no-till crop rotation, says Rolf Derpsch.
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Combining Effective Cover Crops With Longer Crop Rotations Will Pay Big Dividends

Repeated cover cropping can lead tolong-term soil improvements that can help you overcome no-till yield concerns.
The impact of cover crops, as well as longer crop rotations, will continue to be new territory for no-tillers to cover in the future, maintains Matt Hagny, a no-till equipment designer and crop consultant from Salina, Kan.
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No-Tilling Fibers

They aren't your normal no-tilled crops, but growing industrial hemp and kenaf could earn dollars as cash crops or cover crops
When Steve Groff began looking at ways to boost his no-till income, fiber crops in theory, appeared to be a profitable possibility.
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