Cover Crop and Forage Meeting Aug 14, 2013

On August 14, 2013 the University of Wisconsin is holding an Agronomy Field Day at the Marshfield Ag Research Station.   The line-up of speakers looks outstanding and CEU credits are available for Certified Crop Advisers.

I will be speaking out at the cover crop plots looking at how we can use cover crops as forages and benefit the soil at the same time.

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An Annual Ryegrass cover crop can make excellent dairy quality baleage/silage in the fall if planting after wheat. It also is a fabulous scavenger of N and P with deep roots.

For past blog posts on using cover crops for forages looks here and here.

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2 Responses to Cover Crop and Forage Meeting Aug 14, 2013

  1. Andrew McGuire July 29, 2013 at 10:40 am #

    Don’t you worry about annual ryegrass becoming a weed in rotations containing wheat?

  2. Dave August 2, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    Andrew, It sure can. That is why I have several posts on the blog about killing ryegrass. However, I hear from folks in my area that there is now a chemical or two that are working very well to kill Annual Ryegrass growing in wheat. I hear that Jamie Scott had great success with that. I saw his wheat fields and they were super clean where he had use ARg for a number of years. Bets case scenario…kill the ARg dead! 🙂 Dave