Cover Crops

Cover Crops Getting A Close Look

So, what's a better no-till cover crop for this area, rye or triticale? What's an optimum planting date, late August or late September? Could a mixture work best on my farm? These are some of the questions pondered by a small group of people that came to a cover crop field day Tuesday at the Penn State Southeast Ag Research and Extension Center just outside of Manheim.
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Don't Short-Sell Cover Crop Benefits

Fertilizing a cover crop tailored to meet your cropping strategy could provide the majority of your following cash crop's nutrient needs.
The more Jim Millar works with cover crops, the more credit he’s willing to give them — credit for soil building, nutrient recycling, water infiltration and the nitrogen credit for the following crop.
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