Cover Crops

[Podcast] Managing Annual Ryegrass In No-Till — It’s All About The Details

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we are joined by no-till consultant with Ag Conservation Solutions, Dan Towery, who discusses some of the benefits of annual ryegrass as a carbon provider and nitrogen scavenger in no-tilled soils, and the optimum seeding window for its use in the U.S.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we are joined by no-till consultant with Ag Conservation Solutions, Dan Towery, who discusses some of the benefits of annual ryegrass as a carbon provider and nitrogen scavenger in no-tilled soils, and the optimum seeding window for its use in the U.S.
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No-Till, Cereal Rye Help Improve Crops on Sloping Fields

Randy Linville, who with his nephew, Dan, no-tills 1,700 acres of corn and soybeans near DeKalb, Mo., discusses how no-tilling, terraces and cereal rye seeded as a cover crop has sharply reduced soil erosion on their hilly terrain, and how a dedicated grid sampling program is helping the family get more bang for the buck with their fertilizer dollars.
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What are you currently doing, or have you done, to help break down residue more effectively ahead of no-tilling spring crops?

“In 20-inch rows I added narrow-profile Yetter SharkTooth row cleaners this year and next year I plan to add Precision Planting’s CleanSweep technology to the row cleaners to adjust them on the go and not move as much soil and more of just the residue.
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Early Maturities, Cover Crops Can Help Tough No-Till Soils Flourish

Research on two southern Illinois farms shows the potential of using early maturity crops to establish covers sooner and boost yields in poorly drained, drought-prone, underperforming fields.
Randy McElroy sees the tough soils sometimes from behind sunglasses, because when the ground dries out completely it can be a white as a sand beach in Florida.
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Mushroom Compost, No-Tilling Supercharge Soil Health Levels

For many farmers, rebuilding the level of organic matter in their soils is a process that can take many years, oftentimes only seeing small gains. But Kennett Square, Pa., no-tiller Jamie Hicks has seen the organic matter in some of his soils rocket from 1% to up to 5% in a relatively short period of time by spreading mushroom compost.
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