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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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Three Keys To Controlling Weeds With Cover Crops

A weed scientist shares why effective cover crop termination, choice of weeds a grower is targeting and being mindful of herbicide carryover are crucial for controlling weeds with covers.

When a no-tiller decides to add a cover crop to his farm system, there may be a number of results he’s hoping to achieve, and weed control is likely one of them.


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Opportunities For Summer Cover Crop Seeding

Small grain harvest has started and some fields are still open after a challenging spring, which means this is a golden opportunity for cover crop or summer forage seedings.
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Save On Nitrogen Costs

Saving time and saving dollars are the major reasons cover crops have worked so well in no-till rotations for many Virginia growers.
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Choosing The Right Cover Crop

Whether it’s nitrogen fixing, erosion control or nutrient cycling, no-tillers should know what they want to accomplish before picking a cover.
Cover crops are the turbocharger of a no-till operation, but scientists and growers alike are still researching and fine-tuning how covers fit into crop rotations.
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