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Killing Annual Ryegrass – Part 2

Annual ryegrass is a vigorous plant. Planted last summer or fall, the roots can be established to more than 5 feet into the soil. So, even if there’s only 6 – 8 inches of top growth, treat annual ryegrass as … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass Touted in SARE Cover Crop Videos

In a series of videos produced by Sustainable Ag Research & Education (SARE): called Cover Crop Innovators, Midwest farmers talk about their experience with annual ryegrass and other cover crops.Click here for the whole series: Or, click here to see … Continue reading

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SARE Ties with DuPont-Pioneer on Cover Crops

In February, a select group of 300 cover crop experts gathered in Omaha to discuss the prospect of massively enlarging the number of cover crop acres in the Midwest. At present, there’s an estimated 2,000,000 to 3,000,000 acres of corn … Continue reading

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Managing Annual Ryegrass this Spring

Controlling annual ryegrass in the spring with glyphosate or other herbicides depends on: (click here for the larger, more detailed version) Using full herbicide rates Spraying during favorable weather conditions Using good spraying practices. Controlling annual ryegrass in the spring is … Continue reading

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Dupont Pioneer Looks at Cover Crops – Annual Ryegrass

Managing Winter Cover Crops in Corn and Soybean Cropping Systems DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Research Summary – 2014 (Click here for full report)   Table 1. Potential benefits of cover crops. Potential Benefit Description Retain Soil Nutrients Cover crops scavenge soil nutrients as … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass at Commodity Classic – Feb 28

Annual ryegrass is among the most popular cover crops. As such, it will be among the key elements in a Cover Crop learning session at the Commodity Classic this year, in San Antonio, TX. The session will cover both the … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass Seeded into Springtime Corn!

Yes, you read correctly…farmers in Quebec, Canada began experimenting, 5 years ago, with spring seeding annual ryegrass into new corn…when the plants showed between 4 and 6 leaves. Apparently, the annual ryegrass goes dormant when the corn canopy closes over … Continue reading

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Cover Crop Learning Opportunities this Winter

In February, in Omaha, a cover crop symposium is attracting cover crop innovators, big seed dealers, seed growers and equipment company reps to discuss how to quickly grow the cover crop usage. Cover crops are now planted on approximately 2 … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass in Winter: What’s Goin’ On Down There?

With the frigid weather in the Midwest this winter, it may be that the top growth of your annual ryegrass is looking poorly. Without any snow cover, freezing temperatures can suck the moisture and life out of any plant. But … Continue reading

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New Year, New Cover Crop for You?

Some may have formed this New Year’s resolution back in the summer: to give annual ryegrass a try as a cover crop. As stated by many experts, don’t start too big with something you have little experience with. Cover crops … Continue reading

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