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Frost Seed Legumes, Grasses to Fix Nitrogen, Improve Pastures

“Frost seeding” is the seeding of legumes and grasses on the soil when it is frozen during late winter and early spring. It's a simple, low-cost approach to improve pastures and to add red clover to overwintering grains. Establishing nitrogen-fixing legumes provides additional advantages when fertilizer prices are high as they allow nitrogen to be fixed from the atmosphere and can replace a portion of costly nitrogen fertilizer.


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2020 National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition

It’s Not Too Late for Frost Seeding

The online National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition kicks off with a presentation on tricks to help with frost seeding by a Penn State University professor of soil management.
Although many growers may consider the “ideal” time to plant cover crops to be immediately after harvest, having snow on the ground is not a reason to give up on utilizing the benefits cover crops can offer. This is where frost seeding comes into play as a cover crop seeding method.
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On-Farm Research Validates Benefits of No-Till, Cover Crops

For Minnesota’s Sylling brothers, computer savvy, technical expertise and continuous testing make for impactful improvements in farm management practices.
You might think Myron and Mikal Sylling had it planned before they even left high school. Myron went into computer programming, and seven years later Mikal signed up for two years of John Deere Technician training.
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Online Extras: March 2015 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Information about the 360 Chainroll by 360 Yield Center
  • Tips about frost seeding red clover into winter wheat

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Protect Soil, Produce More ‘N’ with Frost Seeded Red Clover

No-tillers raising winter wheat can use this time-honored practice to boost yields for the following crop, improve soil tilth and relieve compaction, all without hauling out a no-till planter or drill.
When Aaron McQueen started farming 3 years ago, he wanted to seed a cover crop after winter wheat harvest to reduce erosion and increase soil tilth and soil biological activity.
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