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[Podcast] Diverse Cover Crop Choices in Harsh No-Till Climate with Scott Day

For this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Source by Sound Agriculture, Frank Lessiter sits down with Fall Line Capital Director of Agronomy and no-tiller in Manitoba, Canada, Scott Day about no-tilling in the extreme climate of Canada’s prairies.
For this episode of thNo-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Source by Sound Agriculture, Frank Lessiter sits down with Fall Line Capital Director of Agronomy and no-tiller in Manitoba, Canada, Scott Day about no-tilling in the extreme climate of Canada’s prairies.
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If I seed a hairy vetch cover crop this fall and end up with a nice thick stand, what percentage of nitrogen (N) can it provide next year for an average 200-bushel per acre corn crop?

A: According to the literature, corn has been found to recover 17-32% of hairy vetch residue N. The literature also states that you need more than 1,000 pounds per acre of above ground biomass for the potential of a sufficient N credit. The no-tiller would have to be patient in the spring to capture this amount.


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