Monthly Archives: April 2013

New to Cover Crops? Read this News Article about Annual Ryegrass and Radishes.

Long time Illinois farmer Sonny Snyder learned this year that cover crops are a money saver, a soil saver and, with success, a revenue enhancer…although he’s had to spend some time learning new management techniques. Click here for the story. Here’s … Continue reading

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Tracking N Loss in Midwest – Look at Cover Crops!

Studying the retention of inorganic N after last year’s drought was revealing. An Illinois team of researchers determined from 151 samples statewide that an average equivalent of 140 lb of N per acre was left over from 2012! (More than … Continue reading

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Burndown Advice for Annual Ryegrass

Now’s the Time to Begin to Take Out Your Annual Ryegrass Cover Crop 1. Timing is important. Late March – Mid April, depending on Midwest location a. Burndown when the plant is 6 – 12”, before 1st node develops b. … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass and Nitrogen Uptake

A recent article by Farm Journal writer Darrel Smith, talked about a nitrogen study with different cover crops, and the importance in managing the burn down so as to maximize nitrogen uptake by corn and beans. Farm Progress worked with … Continue reading

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