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Cover Crops- It is Amazing how much interest there is these days!

It is amazing how much interest there is in cover cropping these days! Sarah Carlson from Practical Farmers of Iowa and I were discussing this fact in Omaha, NE earlier this week.  To think that there would be a conference like we attended in Omaha was almost a “dream” when we were attending some of […]

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Advancing Cover Crop Adoptions Research Agenda

Advancing Cover Crop Adoptions Research Agenda Sarah Carlson, Midwest Cover Crop Research Coordinator with  Practical Farmers of Iowa and Ryan Stockwell, Agriculture Program Manager with the National Wildlife Federation have written an agenda that will help researching cover crops be more scientific over the next six to eight years.   The research agenda is published […]

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September 5, 2011 planted Annual Ryegrass compared to Winter Cereal Rye in central Iowa in April 2012.  Note the dramatic difference in winterhardiness.

Cover Crops are Working in Iowa

Cover crops are working in Iowa! While that may not mean much to my eastern corn belt friends it means a lot in Iowa and the upper Midwest. Working with Sarah Carlson from Practical Farmers of Iowa and Tom Kaspar from ARS at Ames, Iowa, we’ve been attempting to identify what cover crops will be […]

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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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These T-Shirts are sure to be the talk of the neighborhood...just like you using cover crops is!

Don’t Farm Naked

Cover Crop T-Shirts Cover Crops are gaining popularity and starting to become mainstream!  How do I know?  Now you can purchase Cover Crop T-Shirts!  Practical Farmers of Iowa have designed a “Don’t Farm Naked” T-Shirt that you would be proud to wear (well, maybe not to church…).  The shirts can be ordered here.  For $15/shirt […]

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