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Covers Keep Weeds in Check

When growers talk about the benefits of cover crops, the talk normally centers around erosion control, keeping nutrients in the field, improving soil quality and trimming fertilizer purchases. More effective weed control is another benefit, and some no-tillers have found cover crops allow them to omit at least one costly herbicide trip across their fields per year.
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Covers Keep Weeds in Check

When growers talk about the benefits of cover crops, the talk normally centers around erosion control, keeping nutrients in the field, improving soil quality and trimming fertilizer purchases.
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Cleaning Combines to Limit Weed Seeds

Combines used to harvest crops can also carry unwanted weed seeds between fields. This video demonstrates a top-to-bottom front-to-back procedure for cleaning a combine to help prevent the spread of weed seeds. Daniel H. Smith and Kevan Jarek, both University of Wisconsin agricultural specialists, talk you through various steps from putting on protective gear to opening all the access panels where weed seeds may be hiding.
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