Monthly Archives: June 2011

BASF Product “Sharpen” Being Tried as Additive to Glyphosate for Annual Ryegrass Burndown – Stay Tuned

 Here is an email I received, via Dan Towery, about the use of Sharpen (a BASF product) in burndown of Annual Ryegrass, along with a description of how it works.  I was doing a cover crop program in Frankfort yesterday.  … Continue reading

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Hoosier Field Day Pushes Cover Crops – Annual Ryegrass – for Soil Health

From Hoosier Ag Today comes this article, about the value of cover crops on Midwest farmland. In particular, the field day spokesman, Hans Kok, said annual ryegrass has the great advantage of being able to uptake nitrogen left in the … Continue reading

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US Senators Ask Cover Crop Penalty Leniance This Spring

This is a letter sent a week or so ago by US Senators Lugar and Brown, on behalf of growers in the Midwest, who use cover crops for conservation measures. USDA rules say that cover crops must be terminated by … Continue reading

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Extend Midwest Season with Annual Ryegrass Cover Crop Seeding

Cover crop seeding has changed Townsend Aviation’s fortunes for the better. Aviation support for midwest agriculture had been seasonal until the recent trend to no-till practices, adding cover crops into standing, mature corn and soybean crops in the late summer. … Continue reading

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Purdue Explains Herbicide Use for Cover Crops

In a recent post, Purdue University researchers posted an article on the use of herbicides on cover crops. Herbicide manufacturers don’t address cover crops, per se, so Purdue is offering some new insights. Here’s a portion of the article. Click … Continue reading

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