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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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Good News and More News about Cover Crops

In next week’s UN Climate Change Conference, cover crops won’t be center stage but certainly will be part of the mix of popular go-to strategies for long-term global health. Cover crops, including the ever-popular annual ryegrass, continue to gain credibility … Continue reading

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Great Article about Soil Health – NoTill & Cover Crops are Key

Check out this great article in the recent edition of Furrow, published by John Deere Company.

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Mike Plumer 2012 Report on Annual Ryegrass and Other Cover Crops

“Why has there been such an increase in cover crops in recent years?” asked Mike Plumer at the Oregon Seed League meeting yesterday. First, it’s about capturing the nutrients in the field, keeping nutrients from running off during winter and … Continue reading

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Burndown of Annual Ryegrass

In the next month, all that lush annual ryegrass will become history…as you’ll have to terminate the cover crop to make way for soybean and corn seeds. But “history” is a relative term…in fact, the residue of the grass will … Continue reading

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Field Day on Cover Crops – Annual Ryegrass – on Aug. 15 – IL.

Illinois Field Day Demonstrates Cover Crop Benefits: Soil, Crops & Water Contact: Terry Taylor – 618-599-8820; tntfarm@wabash.net Mike Plumer – 618-364-2219; plumermike@gmail.com “Field days allow you to see data in real life, not just on paper,” says Terry Taylor, a … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass Becoming a “Go-To” Cover Crop in More US Locations

The Sustainable Agriculture Network (Maryland) has this to say about annual ryegrass. (See below, in italics.) If you want to build soil without investing much in a cover crop, consider annual ryegrass. A quick-growing, non-spreading bunch grass, annual ryegrass is … Continue reading

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