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Avoid These 7 Cover Crop Mistakes By: 04/09/2015 @ 10:22am

Cover crops have plenty of perks: soil health improvements, fewer weeds, and improved cash crop yields. Still, many farmers are leery of planting cover crops. The reason? Fear of failure. Don’t let this…

Time to Terminate Fall Planted Cover Crops! By: 04/07/2015 @ 11:00pm

Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to start thinking about terminating the cover crops that were planted last fall, mainly the annual ryegrass and cereal rye. Let’s begin with the annual…

Here’s Why the Carbon-Nitrogen Ratio Matters By: 03/18/2015 @ 12:48pm

By Gil Gullickson   Ever had a finely tuned vehicle or implement that just purrs as it goes down the road or field?That’s akin to microbes purring in soils with a carbon-to-nitrogen (C:N) ratio of…

Cover the Soil 24-7 By: 03/09/2015 @ 11:35am

Cover crops are a way for the soil to have a living cover throughout the year. Besides slicing erosion, cover crops can boost overall soil function, such as increased water infiltration. “We can never talk…

Ways to Build Soil Health By: 03/09/2015 @ 11:29am

By Kacey Birchmier and Gil Gullickson    Everyone is jumping on the soil health bandwagon these days. Before you do so, consider the answers to these two questions.Can you define soil health?…

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