Monthly Archives: August 2011

Aerial Seeding of Cover Crops – Webinar Next Monday

AgriFlite Services (Indiana) will be offering a webinar to tell all about applying cover crop seeds by plane. The effort was coordinated by Dave Robison, an agronomist for CISCO Companies. The webinar will be live via internet, with presenter Dennis … Continue reading

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Cover Crop Field Day Draws Crowd from Four States – Annual Ryegrass Pits Impressive

Yesterday, at Terry Taylor’s farm in Geff, IL., more than 80 people from four states saw impressive results based on three pits dug into Taylor’s corn and soybean fields. The first pit was strictly no-till, without a cover crop. Pits … Continue reading

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Nematodes in Corn and Soybeans – More Questions about Annual Ryegrass’ Ability to Control the Pests

I frequently get calls and letters about annual ryegrass. Here’s one, from a CISCO Seed agronomist that exemplifies some of the difficulty in farming today…how to get the best, most accurate information to folks in a timely fashion. Dave Robison … Continue reading

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Field Day on Cover Crops – Annual Ryegrass – on Aug. 15 – IL.

Illinois Field Day Demonstrates Cover Crop Benefits: Soil, Crops & Water Contact: Terry Taylor – 618-599-8820; tntfarm@wabash.net Mike Plumer – 618-364-2219; plumermike@gmail.com “Field days allow you to see data in real life, not just on paper,” says Terry Taylor, a … Continue reading

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“Vertical Tillage” is the New Tool – Cover Crops Reduce Cost and Improve Production

In today’s edition of AgriNews, Katie Nikas reports from Roger Wenning’s farm in Greensburg, IN, where agronomists from NRCS and the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative touted the virtues of annual ryegrass and cover crops. They’re now referring to this practice … Continue reading

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