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Issue Preview: Surprising Cover Crop Benefits By: 07/30/2015 @ 4:47pm

There are probably two dozen benefits of cover crops, says Ray McCormick, who has used them on his farm in Vincennes, Indiana, for 13 years. “When you grow cover crops, you leave residue, build soil health…

Issue Preview: Cover Crop Classroom By: 07/30/2015 @ 1:31pm

There’s a giant classroom happening on farms all across the Corn Belt today, and that’s a good place for it. So says Bert Strayer about the on-the-job learning curve that is happening with cover crops…

Farmers Show High Interest in Cover Crops By: 06/22/2015 @ 9:36am

Keen interest in cover crops attracted farmers to attend the opening session of the Tools of the Future conference held Monday in Ankeny, Iowa. “We are seeing huge interest in the use of self-propelled…

Watch for Armyworms in Cereal Rye Cover Crops By: 06/21/2015 @ 10:42pm

Cover crops have lots of benefits. They spike soil microbes and soil life. They can help properly cycle nutrients and water. And they can also slice soil erosion.There are some drawbacks, though. For example…

Everything You Need to Know About Cover Crops By: 06/01/2015 @ 9:18am

There seems to be a never-ending stream of worries for the American farmer. Can I remain profitable with lower commodity prices? Will I be forced to adopt more rigorous conservation practices? One day will…

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