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Cover Crop Considerations after Small Grain Harvest

Cover crops can be used for different reasons, such as to provide soil erosion protection, alleviate compaction, control weeds, fix atmospheric nitrogen for the next crop, harvest for hay, and as a grazing resource. The reason for using a cover crop will determine which species or mixture of species you choose, as well as how you manage it.
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No-Till Operational Benchmark Study

Cover Crop Train Keeps Rolling On

Use hits all-time high at 83%, but more cereal rye seeded to trim costs.
No-Till Farmer readers appear firmly committed to using cover crops. The percentage of no-tillers using cover crops grew to 83% in 2017 — a 6-point jump over the prior year, an all-time high in the decade-old no-till benchmark study and the 6th consecutive year of growth.
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From the Desk of John Dobberstein

Get Comfortable With The Uncomfortable

Last Monday, there were 10 people in our house as movers packed 355 boxes. Our two dogs were howling from their crates, there was no place to sit, the wind whipped up to 35 mph and it started snowing sideways as our belongings were loaded onto a semitractor trailer. 


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‘Spray And Wait’ Is Critical To Tackling Green Bridge Pathogens

While green bridge is a major disease worry in the Pacific Northwest, it’s a problem Midwestern no-tillers should be leery of with certain crop rotations and cover crops.
Some plant pathologists maintain green bridge is not likely to be a disease concern with the traditional Midwestern corn-and-soybean rotation. But with the expanding growth of cover crops and adoption of other crop rotations, it’s a possible disease worry for Corn Belt no-tillers.
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