Monthly Archives: January 2012

Iowa Grower Builds Soil, Stabilizes Organic Matter Losses with Cover Crops

Iowa Grower Builds Soil, Stabilizes Organic Matter Losses with Cover Crops Going to No-till in the late ’70 helped reduce loss of organic matter,” said Iowa grower Steve Berger, “but adding cover crops in the past decade has really made … Continue reading

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Iowa NRCS Profiles Annual Ryegrass Cover Crop Innovator

Cover Crop Club Learning to Manage Practice Together by Laura Greiner, State Public Affairs Specialist, USDA/NRCS – Iowa Trying something new and innovative is always easier when you can learn from someone else’s experience. For a small group of innovative … Continue reading

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Cover Crops, Annual Ryegrass, Popular No-Till Conference Topics

At the recent National No-Till Conference (NNTC) in St. Louis, MO, cover crops seemed to be on nearly everyone’s minds. Record numbers of attendees (900+….350 of which were 1st timers) saw dozens of presentations and informal “round table” discussions where … Continue reading

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VanTilberg Innovations with Seeding Annual Ryegrass and other Cover Crops

At the recent 2-day cover crop conference in Decatur, IL, Matt VanTilburg described his strip-till recipe for successful cover cropping in Ohio. “I’ve been using annual ryegrass as a cover crop for about six years and sometimes had trouble seeding … Continue reading

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