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A New Kind of Weather, A New Kind of Pioneer

Two hundred tornadoes in two weeks? What next, will we have to have to protect ourselves from frogs falling from the sky? It has always been a challenge to stay flexible to what Mother Nature throws: a deeper, longer, windier … Continue reading

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Kentucky Researchers Praise Annual Ryegrass

Annual Ryegrass Dispatches with Fragipan Problems, They Say. Midwest ¬†farmers who have been working with annual ryegrass for some years as a cover crop know that annual ryegrass busts up fragipan (and other soil compactions). They have probably seen for … 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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“Vertical Tillage” is the New Tool – Cover Crops Reduce Cost and Improve Production

In today’s edition of AgriNews, Katie Nikas reports from Roger Wenning’s farm in Greensburg, IN, where agronomists from NRCS and the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative touted the virtues of annual ryegrass and cover crops. They’re now referring to this practice … Continue reading

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