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Working Through Challenges with Cover Crops in Sticky Soils

Strip-tilled crops and cover crops are taking hold on Neil White’s Scotland farm, although wet weather, compaction and pest pressure still cause plenty of challenges.
2021 has seen me — after 5 years of direct drilling — drill malting spring barley into oats for the first time. I had a big volunteer oat crop due to cutting wet oats at harvest, which I left into winter. 
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Creating a Blanket of Benefits with Cover Crop Creativity

For Clare, Ill., grower Trent Sanderson, leaving his comfort zone and working with trial and error is the best way to determine which cover crop mixes work best in his fields.
The greatest of growing seasons has little effect on Trent Sanderson’s approach to utilizing cover crops across his family’s 2,000-acre corn, soybean and wheat operation in Clare, Ill.
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