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[Video] Efficient Cover Crop Seeding Machine for Cotton Rows

Elk City, Okla., no-tillers Spencer Smith and his father, Jimmy Smith, talk about the Dalton Ag Mobility 600 fertilizer applicator they use to broadcast cereal rye into standing cotton, which is planted in 40-inch rows. The machine is PTO-driven and the Smiths can travel 6-7 mph to cover a lot of ground efficiently. The family has been seeding cereal rye on their farm for decades and say rye seeding between the rows has helped suppress weeds and markedly improve water infiltration and soil retention.
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Cover Crops and Weed Pressure

At the Southern Soil Health Conference in Ardmore, Okla., Jon Heerman discusses how cover crops have helped decrease weed pressure on his Haxtun, Colo., farm, where he no-tills wheat, rye, field peas, oats, milo and sunflowers.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Breaking Through the No-Till Barrier with Cover Crops

Adding winter wheat, livestock and cover crops helped Paul Ackley overcome his no-till plateau, simplify his planter and build more productive soils.
I never was one to like tillage. It just didn’t make sense. You would go through and make a perfect seedbed to plant into and then, without fail, you couldn’t get back in the field with the planter before it would rain. Then you would have to start all over again.
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A Cover Crop Bonus: Weed Suppression

With the pipeline of new herbicides hitting the market shrinking in the next decade, wisely chosen cover crops that establish quickly and are controlled properly can keep weeds at bay.
No-tillers are finding that weed suppression can be an added benefit of using cover crops by tweaking a few management strategies in their fields.
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