Monthly Archives: February 2012

Corn Stover Harvesting Will Hasten Moves to Cover Crops

Two recent developments, one by Archer Daniels Midland and the other by New Holland, will likely spur the need for cover crops, according to Dan Towery, an Indiana agronomist and cover crop specialist. The first development: adding hydrated lime (calcium … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass and Crimson Clover Boost Crop Production and Cut Input Costs

Modern technology, Careful Management and Cover Crops are Key Cover crops continue to gain in popularity, although statistics would say that most Midwest farmers are still engaged in conventional tillage practices. National and regional conferences and field day demonstrations are … Continue reading

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Farm Progress article: Mike Plumer Offers Tips on Burndown of Annual Ryegrass

Tom Bechman (Farm Progress/Western Farmer-Stockman) Feb 23, 2012 The following text came from an article. Click here to see the entire article. The secret to bringing down annual ryegrass in a timely manner is understanding the plant and the chemicals … Continue reading

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Mike Plumer on Annual Ryegrass as a Cover Crop

“I’ve been going non-stop with cover crop meetings all winter,” Mike said in late January. From Missouri to the Wisconsin border and throughout Indiana and Illinois, he has come before a diverse audience to share current information about cover crops. … Continue reading

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PENN. Extension Recommends Annual Rye as One Cover Crop Option

No-till is no longer enough to conserve soil and produce good yields. Experts at the Pennsylvania No-till Day held Jan. 31 in West Middlesex, Pa., say it takes the combination of no-till and cover crops. Read the whole article in … Continue reading

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No-Till Farmer Video on New Annual Ryegrass Cover Crop User

Todd Mooberry, Lowpoint, IL, planted annual ryegrass and crimson clover this past fall for the first time. He had the seed flown onto 600 acres of standing corn, which he later strip-tilled. See the video here:http://www.no-tillfarmer.com/pages/Web-Exclusive-Cover-Crops-at-Todd-Mooberrys-Farm-in-Fall-2011-Lowpoint,-Ill-Video.php    

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