Monthly Archives: May 2011

Planting Annual Ryegrass into Spring Corn Crop Has Risks

Earlier this week, I posted an article from Penn State, about the use of a newly developed seed planter that delivers fertilizer and herbicide at the same time. The idea is to save on fuel and field compaction by combining … Continue reading

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Indiana Grower Comments on Annual Ryegrass’ Rugged Success

Weather has been a challenge for growers in the Midwest the past couple of years. Cameron Mills, a Walton, IN, producer hired an air operator to aerially apply about 22,000 pounds of annual ryegrass in 2009 and 2010. In 2009, … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass Cover Crop Planting in Pennsylvania

University Park, Pa. — Pennsylvania farmers are increasingly interested in growing cover crops, but the time, cost and late fall harvest of corn and other crops often limit their use, said Gregory Roth, professor of agronomy. To read the entire … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass Becoming a “Go-To” Cover Crop in More US Locations

The Sustainable Agriculture Network (Maryland) has this to say about annual ryegrass. (See below, in italics.) If you want to build soil without investing much in a cover crop, consider annual ryegrass. A quick-growing, non-spreading bunch grass, annual ryegrass is … Continue reading

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Burndown Tips for Annual Ryegrass

With the late spring and extra rain, there may be some who waited for the annual ryegrass crop to mature and for the conditions to improve enough to spray the grass with glyphosate. Here are some tips for applying the … Continue reading

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