ARTICLES BY DEE GOERGE
Second-Crop Corn Stover By: 09/16/2014 @ 3:17pm

Hay land replaced by cornfields could have hurt Brian Alff’s custom baling business in southwest Iowa. Instead, he adapted by adding corn stover baling to his services. His customers recognize the value of…

Crops & Cattle Benefit From Cover Crops By: 09/03/2014 @ 2:13pm

Adding a cover crop of winter cereal rye into his rotation is good for crops and cattle, says Bill Yock of St. James, Minnesota. Beef cows graze contentedly in the spring, regaining healthy body condition…

Handy Online Tool Aids Cover Crop Choice By: 05/09/2014 @ 1:09pm

It’s hard to ignore the cover crops buzz these days. But the additional cost of seed and fuel to plant, horror stories of rye turning into a rampant weed, and the plethora of options make it overwhelming for…

Cheap and Easy-to-Kill Cover Crops By: 03/21/2014 @ 11:43am

Cheap and easy to kill. That’s how Lee Thelen prefers his cover crops. The St. Johns, Michigan, crop farmer does what it takes to keep the cost down – from planting old corn seed to growing his own oilseed…

Recycled feedlot nutrients help second crop By: 03/07/2014 @ 3:28pm

Rye silage is more than just another feed option for thousands of beef cattle in northwest Iowa feedlots. The silage also solves issues of utilizing surplus nitrogen, preventing erosion and runoff, and…

Thinking cover crops? Try tritacle. By: 02/03/2014 @ 10:16am

Floyd Hardy had just one expectation for his spring-planted  winter triticale cover crop: suppress weeds in soybeans. As an organic farmer, herbicides weren’t an option, and he knew the rocky soil would…

Strip-till is a corn savior By: 01/08/2014 @ 10:30am

Growing corn near the Canadian border is a challenge, but it’s been part of the crop rotation for Robert Schaefer and his father, Dan, for nearly eight years. The last four harvests on their Minot, North…

Farm management simplified By: 10/22/2013 @ 9:12am

Due to a new farm management software program, Steve Reinbold should have more time to spend with his wife, Melinda, and their two young children. Evenings are free from paperwork because he sends information…

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