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Kill it Good…Annual Ryegrass is Your Friend until it Isn’t

Farmers have been successfully controlling annual ryegrass, as a cover crop in the Midwest, for more than 20 years. If somebody tells you “it’s a weed,” tell them politely, “Yes, I know, and it’s possible to control it if you … Continue reading

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Managing Annual Ryegrass as a Cover Crop

This past winter, annual ryegrass hardly went into dormancy….it was that mild. Of course, the value to the soil is multiplied in years like this, when ryegrass roots extend to depths of four or five feet. Soon, it will be … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass Management Guide – Comprehensive

Every year, the Oregon Ryegrass Commission updates its publications based on the prior year’s experience. We have updated ¬†two free annual ryegrass management guides for those using it as a cover crop. The 4-page guide is more comprehensive. Click here. … Continue reading

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New Annual Ryegrass Management Guide for 2016

Click here for the new “Quick Guide” for managing Annual Ryegrass as a cover crop. In addition to new tips for seeding, the guide also outlines an emerging problem for managing cover crops in the Midwest. Many farmers use residual … 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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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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EPA Steps on Intro of Dow’s Enlist Duo

Combining glyphosate with other herbicides to increase the killing effect of the application has been used for many years. See our brochure on annual ryegrass management for specifics on this. Earlier in the year, EPA allowed 15 states the green … Continue reading

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Check out the Ryegrass Videos – lots of great info for beginners!

Some years back, the Oregon Ryegrass Commission produced a series of nine videos that detail aspects of growing annual ryegrass as a cover crop. Here are the links to the first videos in the two series: Annual Ryegrass – Discovering … Continue reading

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A Wrinkle on Early Harvest to Get Cover Crops in

There are still a few fields in which corn and beans were not harvested from last fall…too much rain. In some cases, growers chose to harvest earlier, however, when the corn had about 27% moisture, rather when it dried out … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass: Part of New Adaptive Management Strategy

Adaptive management. Fancy title, basically meaning “be on top of developing situations in your fields and be ¬†ready for a Plan B”. Many farmers already fit that definition to a TEE. When it comes to growing successful cover crops, however, … Continue reading

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