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Sponsored: Positive Effects of Planting Cover Crops

IN 2015, Beck's Practical Farm Research (PFR)® team set out to determine the yield and profitability of different cover crops and their ability to scavenge and hold nitrogen (N) for the following corn crop. This observation is from Beck's London, OH PFR site. 

“For the second year in a row, Beck’s Corn Champion Mix, Beck’s Annual Ryegrass, and Beck’s Oat/Radish Mix ahead of corn produced positive yield results versus the control. Taking a look at the data we see when the N rate was cut to 135 lb./A. all of the corn planted into cover crops yielded substantially better than the control with 180 lb./A. This was more than likely due to the later planting date which allowed the cover crops to grow longer in the spring before termination. This study demonstrates the positive effects of planting cover crops and their ability to scavenge and produce N.” - Ryan Moore, Beck’s Forage and Cover Crop Manager

Click here for additional study details or download Beck’s entire 2015 PFR book here

Beck's Hybrids PFR program conducts more than 100 different studies across multiple locations (700+ acres) to learn how different management practices and new technologies perform in field environments. Simply put, it is research focused with the farmer in mind.

 

Beck's Practical Farm Research (PFR)® is a registered trademark of Beck's Superior Hybrids, Inc. 

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