Jason Mauck

Ray McCormick
No-Tiller, Vincennes, Ind.

Creative Ways to Get Cover Crops in On Time

For no-tillers wanting to take their cover crop system up another notch, “planting green” is often considered the next step to maximize benefits. Vincennes, Ind., no-tiller Ray McCormick (2010 No-Till Innovator) is doing this and also seeding cover crops during harvest to also maximize efficiency. McCormick will detail how he’s seeding a cover crop mix while harvesting soybeans and corn, cutting some of it for haylage or utilizing for it for grazing, and then no-tilling cash crops into the living crops in spring. He’ll also share data he’s collect on nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium absorbed by the cover crops and biomass produced by the mixes.