Monthly Archives: October 2011

Annual Ryegrass versus Cereal Rye

There is still some confusion about the difference between annual ryegrass and cereal rye. The big difference: annual rye is a grass; cereal rye is a grain. Here’s a thread from an inquiring farmer about that subject. Good reading. http://talk.newagtalk.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=263055&mid=2014066#M2014066 … Continue reading

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Cover Crop Management Intensive Seminar in Decatur, IL Dec

The Soil and Water Conservation Society is offering a two day seminar on cover crops. Click here for more details With the popularity of cover crops comes new opportunities and challenges. What’s the best cover crop to plant for me? … Continue reading

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National Wildlife Federation Advocating Cover Crops – Offers Free Webinar

On Thursday of this week, Oct. 13, the National Wildlife Federation will be offering a free webinar (web seminar) on Future Friendly Farming. In the past couple of years, environmental organizations are increasingly getting on board with conservation agriculture, seeing … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass and Cover Crops – “Turning the Corner” in the Midwest

According to Dan Towery last week, the fall planting of cover crops has continued to exceed expectations. Even though the weather wasn’t the most ideal…and even with federal incentives for conservation being pulled back, more and more farmers are choosing … Continue reading

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On the lookout for herbicide resistant weeds

Roundup, and its generic twin glyphosate, are a potential threat to no-till. Over the past few years, farmers in southern states have begun to abandon no-till because glyphosate won’t control the broad leaf weeds that populate soybean, cotton and cornfields. … Continue reading

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