Monthly Archives: June 2012

“Keep Up the Progressive Effort” on Cover Crops and No-Till, Says Dobberstein

John Dobberstein is managing editor of No-Till Farmer and the Conservation Tillage Guide. Today, in the magazine’s E-Tip newsletter, he tipped his hat to those no-till and cover crop innovators for helping to change the face of agriculture…perhaps globally! While … Continue reading

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Michigan State Univ. Touts Annual Ryegrass – With Stringent Managment

MSU Extension reported yesterday as popularity grows for annual ryegrass cover crops, it’s important to be aware of the optimal conditions under which to control it, burning it down in the spring before planting corn or soybeans. MSU conducted field … Continue reading

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Successful Annual Ryegrass Burndown Recipe

Here are a few observations and comments on annual ryegrass burndown this year: ARG plants need to be actively growing for at least a week to ensure all plants are indeed actively growing To kill the annual ryegrass, I always … Continue reading

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