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This field of Annual Ryegrass is in SE Wisconsin and was aerial applied into standing corn in the fall of 2011 with great success.

Cover Cropping North of I-80 After Corn & Soybeans – A Whole New World?

Sarah Carlson from Practical Farmers of Iowa reminded me that cover cropping north of I-80 is different than cover cropping in northern Indiana.  She’s right.  But how different is it, and why is it different? Sarah is quoted in a very good article in Corn and Soybean Digest that helps explain the differences. Several farmers […]

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This photo taken November 22, 2011 shows cover crops flown into corn, a 3.4 maturity soybean (center), aqnd a 3.0 maturity soybean (top).  The same cover crop was flown into all three sections on the same passes of the plane.  The difference...Sunlight getting to the soil.

The Importance of Sunshine in Cover Crop Establishment

In previous posts I have shared about the importance of applying cover crops at the correct time.  I also looked at the difference in how cover crops emerged in corn and soybean fields when aerial applied in the fall of 2011.  In the past several weeks I have traveled over much of Indiana and northwestern […]

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