Monthly Archives: December 2015

Cover Crops and Carbon Sequestration

The recent Climate conference in Paris included talk about cover crops and carbon sequestration. With a buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, scientists are looking at ways to improve the soil’s capacity to regain some of what it has … Continue reading

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Dan Towery to Present on Cover Crop Limitations

The 24th Annual National No-Till Conference will take place Jan 6 – 9, 2016 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. Dan Towery and a close working colleague, Hans Kok, will present on Jan 7th. here’s a description of that … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass Seed Dealer List for 2016

Growth in sales have continue to match growth of acreage of annual ryegrass as a cover crop. Will we reach 20 million acres in Midwest cover crops acres by 2020? At present rate of growth, perhaps not. But farmers understand … Continue reading

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Cover Crops and Carbon Penalty

In a recent issue of Ag Web, sponsored by Farm Journal magazine, an article written by Darrell Smith covered some ideas and advice given by the magazine’s resident agronomist, Ken Ferrie. The following paragraphs caught my eye: Cover crops can … Continue reading

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