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Combatting Compaction with Cover Crops

A relentless 75-acre compaction problem gave Brownsburg, Ind., farmer Mike Starkey perspective on the sustainable, cost-effective advantages of a no-till, cover crop system.
During the summer of 2011, Brownsburg, Ind., corn, soybean and wheat no-tiller Mike Starkey agreed to host the John Deere Roll-Out new equipment event on his farm, leasing out a 75-acre corn plot at the entrance of his 2,600-acre operation.
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Getting Out of the Rut with No-Tilling, Cover Crop Interseeding, Weed Suppression

Tom Cotter is boosting the value of his soils in the heart of the Corn Belt by putting the iron away and keeping his fields covered and active year round.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with farming, but that’s a major reason Tom Cotter did the opposite of that and turned to no-tilling and interseeding cover crops to rejuvenate his farm.
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[Podcast] Designing a Cover Crop Mix and Managing Your Creation

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, we're joined by Adam Daugherty who will discuss planting logistics when no-tillers are seeding cover crop mixes, including the pros and cons of different tools available to get seed in the ground.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, we're joined by Adam Daugherty who will discuss planting logistics when no-tillers are seeding cover crop mixes, including the pros and cons of different tools available to get seed in the ground.
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Diverse Cover Crop, No-Till System Bring High Forage Quality, Lower Cost of Gain

Innovative no-tiller and cowman Jake Miller utilizes strip grazing and a variety of cover mixes to diversify food sources for his cow-calf operation and improve soil quality.
Innovative no-tiller and cowman Jake Miller utilizes strip grazing and a variety of cover mixes to diversify food sources for his cow-calf operation and improve soil quality.
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Considering Canopy Architecture when Planning Cover Crop Mixes

Arranging cover crop species to occupy differing height zones can minimize interspecies competition and improve productivity, especially when low-growing species are included.
Arranging cover crop species to occupy differing height zones can minimize interspecies competition and improve productivity, especially when low-growing species are included.
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Turning to Covers for Better Soils and Livestock Health

Craig Watson says he’s getting more forage production per year, better animal health, and improved soil tilth and health thanks to adding cover crops to a portion of his Texas ranch.
There was a time when simple things like seeding grasses and taking soil samples was a chore for Craig Watson. When he plowed one of his fields to plant a new variety of fescue, the soil clods were so massive and hard that seedbed preparation was difficult.
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