Are cover crops valuable if they don't make it through the winter? Dave Robison, a cover crop and forage agronomist, says, "As I take phone calls and conduct meetings I ask producers if they want
to have the cover crop they are choosing to overwinter or die during the
winter. I'd guess that the answer as split 50/50. The biggest reason
for wanting the cover crop to die is that producers don't want to have
"to mess" with killing a crop in the spring of the year. Other
advantages that folks mention is that they believe that the soil will be
warmer if there is not a living cover in the field"Click here
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