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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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USDA Launches Pilot Program for Prairie Pothole Producers Planting Cover Crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced a new pilot program that enables farmers in the Prairie Pothole region to receive payments for planting cover crops on their land for three to five years. The new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Soil Health and Income Protection Program (SHIPP) pilot is available to producers in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.
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Cover Crop Planting Time is Here

With small grain harvest completed and corn silage harvest coming up, Penn State Extension says now is the time to get cover crop seed and have plans prepared to keep the soil covered.
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