Cover Crops

[Video] No-Till, Cover Crops, Buffer Zones Help Protect Chesapeake Watershed

Chip Bowling, Newburg, Md., is past-president of the Maryland Grain Producers Assn. He no-tills and uses cover crops and buffer zones on 1,600 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat to prevent soil erosion into the Chesapeake Bay watershed. For more detailed information on Chip, please see "What I've Learned from No-Till Farming" article in the October 2017 issue of No-Till Farmer.
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Crain's Chicago Business Names Dawn Equipment as 2017 Most Innovative Company in Chicagoland

Driving isn’t the only thing that’s going to be autonomous. Planting crops also will be done on autopilot, and a small family-owned company is leading the way. That’s why Dawn Equipment topped Crain’s latest list of the most innovative Chicago-area companies, based on an analysis of patents.
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Beefing Up a No-Till Drill

Michael Willis explains some of the improvements made to the family’s John Deere 1590 drill used for seeding cover crops and soybeans. The changes include adding Thompson closing wheels from Exapta Solutions, and narrower gauge wheels, Bonilla seed tabs and wider disc-opening blades from Needham Ag Technologies.
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[Video] No-Tilling, Cover Crops and Water Conservation in Alabama

No-tiller Annie Dee, of the Dee River Ranch, operates a 10,000-acre row crop and cattle farm with her family near Aliceville, Ala. In addition to using cover crops in their no-till practices, they also have built a reservoir as part of a water conservation effort. This video is part of a television production called, Time Well Spent, and is sponsored in part by the Alabama Soybean Producers.
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