Cover Crops

Kansas No-Tiller Uses Turnips For Cover

Mark Pettijohn builds failure into his farming operation and expects some stinkers while experimenting with "green" and "unconventional" methods. Sometimes he hits it big, however, and a field busts loose with gorgeous bounty.
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Cover Crops Turn Fields Into Buffers

Watching an airplane that traditionally is used to spray row crops during the summer, more than 50 people, consisting of grain growers, agribusinesses and farming organizations, gathered north of Webster City Tuesday to watch a demonstration of aerial seeding of winter rye in a cornfield that was yet to be harvested.
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No-Tilling Into Living Grasses

Over the past 38 years, we've produced a handful of No-Till Farmer articles on no-tilling corn and other crops into a living cover, such as alfalfa sod, cereal rye or wheat. But it’s a tricky maneuver and one that has not caught on among many no-tillers.
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No-Till Seed Cover Crops With Liquid Manure Applications

Manure-slurry seeding of cover crops produces an excellent stand and saves time and money, a Michigan State University expert says.
No-tillers who must apply manure late in the summer and also want to drill cover crops face a conflict. When storage nears capacity, manure must be applied to fields. But timely seeding of cover crops is crucial to establishing stands.
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A Quick Study On No-Till

Since taking over the family farm at age 21, Cameron Mills has successfully transitioned to no-till with cover crops and a can-do attitude.
When Cameron Mills jumped into farming full time in 1998, he went into it full bore. His father had just retired from farming and had turned over the operation to his 21-year-old son.
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