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Tips for Integrating Residual Herbicides and Cover Crops

A common question when incorporating cover crops into a production system is, will the cover crop interfere with the performance of residual herbicides included with the burndown treatment? This article from Iowa State University Extension will discuss the fate of residual herbicides applied to crop residue and living cover crops, and how this may influence herbicide effectiveness.
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Managing Crop Residue Decomposition — Turning Trash Into A Treasure [Webinar]

Dan Coffin, certified professional agronomist and consultant with Soil & Plant Nutritional Concepts, helps no-tillers understand the factors that may be hindering their efforts to breakdown residue efficiently and offer up techniques and practices to gain all the benefits available from crop residue. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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Did The Cold Winter Kill Plant Diseases?

It has been a long cold winter with record low temperatures. This has led to some growers wondering if they still have to worry about plant diseases this growing season.
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Guidelines For Winter Manure Application

Most producers would prefer to spread manure on their fields in spring and summer when the crops are going to get the most use out of it. Although the Department of Environmental Protection discourages winter manure application, there are circumstances when manure has to be applied in the winter, such as when wet fall weather kept field conditions unsuitable and the lack of a large enough storage structure to hold the manure until spring.
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