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The plots in Indiana and at TNT farms will have soil pits to look at the roots and how the soil is benefiting from the cover crops.

Four Cover Crop Field Days in NW Indiana and Down-State Illinois

I know that there are lots of cover crop field days that I do not list on this site. However, I usually try to get cover crop field days listed on the Midwest Cover Crops Council website when I hear about them.   However, I have four field days that I believe will be attractive […]

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Oats and Rye planted in August show the value of Oats as a fall forage.  The Rye was tall in the spring and the oats were dead.

Harvesting Cover Crops for Emergency Fall Forage

Need Feed? Harvesting cover crops for emergency fall forage may be able to play a major role in lessening the impact of the 2012 drought disaster for livestock producers.  As I traveled from Indiana to eastern Iowa and through Wisconsin I saw dry ponds, cracked soil, nearly dead alfalfa, completely brown pastures, and an exceptionally […]

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Grazing Cover Crops

In early December, 2011 I visited two farms in Kosciusko County Indiana (NE IN) where producers had intentionally planted cover crops after their wheat was harvested for the purpose of grazing cattle and improving soil.  One of the producers planted a mixture that was featured in this blog.  His Oats/Cereal Rye/Turnip mixture looked beautiful and […]

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