Cover Crops

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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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Cover Crop Incentives Are Gobbled Up Fast

Within a brief period of time, no-tillers and other farmers within four counties in designated watersheds on Maryland's Western Shore applied for more than $350,000 of cost-sharing for seeding cover crops this fall.
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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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Let Cover Crops Trim Your Herbicide Costs

With nitrogen and weed control costs going up, here’s plenty of South America ammunition on the benefits of keeping your no-till fields covered all year long.
If you're looking for ways to trim no-till herbicide bills, research done in Paraguay indicates seeding cover crops can help you get the job done. Keeping the soil covered can be an effective way to reduce weed concerns when no-tilling.
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The Beck Perspective

If you think Dwayne Beck could have written the book on no-till rotations, you’re right, and he has. Beck manages the Dakota Lakes Research Farm near Pierre, S.D., and helped this writer stay on track while preparing this three-part series on South Dakota no-till innovators.
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Take Cover!

An Ohio study shows the benefits of using cover crops in your no-till operation.
While most no-tillers know that cover crops can protect soil from wind and water erosion, a study conducted by the Conservation Action (CAP) Project at Napoleon, Ohio, points out even more potential benefits.
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