Articles Tagged with ''Cover crops''

No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Jonathan Lundgren and Regenerative Ag

For this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by The Andersons, editor Frank Lessiter talks with entomologist Dr. Jonathan Lundgren about his motivations for starting up Blue Dasher Farm and the Ecdysis Foundation, and how he hopes to remove barriers to the adoption of regenerative agriculture..
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by The Andersons, editor Frank Lessiter talks with entomologist Dr. Jonathan Lundgren about his motivations for starting up Blue Dasher Farm and the Ecdysis Foundation, and how he hopes to remove barriers to the adoption of regenerative agriculture.
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Cover Crops More Effective Than Insecticides for Managing Pests, Study Suggests

Promoting early season plant cover, primarily through the use of cover crops, can be more effective at reducing pest density and crop damage than insecticide applications, according to a Penn State-led team of researchers.

In a newly published study, the researchers suggest that the best pest management outcomes may occur when growers encourage biological control — in the form of pests' natural enemies — by planting cover crops and avoiding broad-spectrum insecticides as much as possible.


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Top 10 Things to Know About Cover Crops

When used appropriately, cover crops can improve soil health, boost nutrient cycling, manage soil moisture, suppress weeds, feed livestock and more. But it's important to consider cover crops in the context where they will be growing, says Dwayne Beck, recently-retired director of Dakota Lakes Research Farm.
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14th Annual No-Till Operational Benchmark Study

No-Till Remains Strong, High Interest in Biologicals, Love-Hate with Covers?

14th annual No-Till Operational Benchmark Study shows yields, acreage up as cost, nutrient uncertainties loom.

No-Till Farmer’s annual benchmark survey received 480 responses from growers in the U.S. and Canada. Results showed the ongoing strength of the no-till movement as the 60th anniversary of the commercial launch of the practice will be marked later this year.


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2022 National Cover Crop Summit

Announcing 2022 National Cover Crop Summit Speakers

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about seeding covers, the economics of cover crop use, using cover crops in an integrated pest management program and more during the virtual summit, to be held March 15-16, 2022.
Cover crops are becoming more mainstream as more growers are taking advantage of the benefits the practice has to offer. As a result, the editors of Cover Crop Strategies are pleased to present the Spring 2022 National Cover Crop Summit on March 15-16.
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Amid Agricultural Shift, Box Drills Re-Emerge

Cover crop adoption and simplicity of use are leading to increased demand.
Dealers and ag equipment company agronomists say they’ve seen box seed drills — one of the earliest pieces of ag equipment ever invented — make something of a comeback in recent years.
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[Podcast] 30 Under 30 with Mitchell Hora, and the Future of Regenerative Agriculture

For this No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we caught up with Mitchell Hora on the sidelines of the Big Soil Health Event in Riverside, Iowa and spoke with him about getting named to the list, the potential for regenerative agriculture, his company’s web-based application TopSoil and more.
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we caught up with Mitchell Hora on the sidelines of the Big Soil Health Event in Riverside, Iowa and spoke with him about getting named to Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30" list, the potential for regenerative agriculture, his company’s web-based application TopSoil and more.
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