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Understanding the Nitrogen Advantage of Annual Ryegrass

Let’s review the facts about nitrogen, in the context of growing corn in the Midwest, and the connection to ryegrass as a cover crop. One, corn needs a lot of nitrogen, and if corn is planted year after year in … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass – A Key Part of the Cover Crop Revolution

Odd as it may sound, agriculture‚Äôs future in the US depends increasingly on seed grown in the Willamette Valley. Annual ryegrass and crimson clover seed are two mainstays in the cover crop revolution, wherein fallow winter acres in the Midwest … Continue reading

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US Senators Ask Cover Crop Penalty Leniance This Spring

This is a letter sent a week or so ago by US Senators Lugar and Brown, on behalf of growers in the Midwest, who use cover crops for conservation measures. USDA rules say that cover crops must be terminated by … Continue reading

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