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Cover crop decisions

Don’t forget about prevented planted acres once you report them to crop insurance. Instead, plant cover crops on them, says Jill Sackett, University of Minnesota Extension educator and conservation agronomist.
 
Farmers with fall-applied nitrogen acres can use cover crops as a management practice to conserve nitrogen (N).
“You have to get something out there that’s going to use it, otherwise, you’re going to lose it,” she says. “There goes your money down the stream.”

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