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Cover Crop Benefits Outweigh Investment By: 09/18/2014 @ 3:54pm

There’s never a time when you take out an old fencerow that the strip doesn’t produce the best crop in the field, insists Indiana farmer Jamie Scott. “Even if there are spider mites in the field, they…

8 Ways Cover Crops Pay By: 09/16/2014 @ 4:52pm

Take a good look at any idle land in your area. Left unchecked, it will soon proliferate with weeds. That's Mother Nature at work, says Paul Jasa, engineer in biological agriculture systems at the…

The Clock's Ticking - The Timelines of Planting Cover Crops By: 09/07/2014 @ 11:00pm

Cover CropsHarvest may be later this year than what it has been in the past few years. For this reason, you may be wondering about when or if to plant cover crops into corn. Most cover crops that overwinter…

Use Cover Crops to Reclaim Wet Ground By: 08/11/2014 @ 3:46pm

When wet soil conditions prevent spring planting in some fields, summer-planted full-season cover crops can reclaim the ground. The alternative of leaving fields bare over summer opens the door to soil…

In the Corn Belt, Cover Crops Keep Soil in Place By: 07/31/2014 @ 1:45pm

Even in the middle of the Corn Belt, cover crops can co-exist in a no-till, corn/soybean rotation. Ross Pauli, who farms rolling soils near Edwards in Peoria County, added cover crops to his corn/soybean…

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