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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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