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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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USDA Launches Pilot Program for Prairie Pothole Producers Planting Cover Crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced a new pilot program that enables farmers in the Prairie Pothole region to receive payments for planting cover crops on their land for three to five years. The new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Soil Health and Income Protection Program (SHIPP) pilot is available to producers in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.
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Let Cover Crops Do the Work to Keep Weeds Away

We all know that one of the potential benefits of using cover crops is weed suppression, but do you know how cover crops actually provide weed suppression? There are a couple of ways: through blocking sunlight from reaching weed seeds, and also allelopathy, as the cover crop plants produce a chemical that reduces weed seed germination.
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Cover Crop Considerations Following Late-Season Hail

Late-season hail has again impacted fields across Nebraska. Growers are asking for cover crop information for weed management, excess nitrogen uptake, and forage options. Find out what can be done in this article from University of Nebraska Extension.
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[Podcast] Getting Back to the Future with Soil Health & Cover Cropping Part 1

In the first of this two-part <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast series, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by retired ag engineer Jack Boyer who shares his experience over the last 10 years integrating cover cropping practices into his operation.
In the first of this two-part Strip-Till Farmer podcast series, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by retired ag engineer Jack Boyer who shares his experience over the last 10 years integrating cover cropping practices into his operation.
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