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Agronomy Tip: Planting into Cover Crops

Brian Dougherty, Agricultural Engineering Specialist with Iowa State University Extension recommends a thorough maintenance check on your planter in preparation for the spring season.

He also shares some tips for planting into cover crops. “Your seeding depth is much more critical, the downforce pressure on the planter is very important, and closing wheels are extremely important as well for planting into a cover crop. There are some new technologies out now for automatic downforce adjustment, which you may also want to look into.”

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