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Jack Zemlicka
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Mix and Match Method Reaps Cover Crop Rewards

Creativity is a cornerstone of imagination, and this innovative nature applies to strip-tillers who experiment with cover crops. Still a relatively new practice, the incorporation of different cover crop varieties into strip-till is an emerging trend and one that often prompts as many questions as answers from farmers.
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First Year Lessons from Cover Crops in Strip-Till

Seeking to move away from a "monoculture" cropping system, Coolidge, Ariz., strip-tiller Robert Boyle incorporated hairy vetch as a cover crop on a strip-tilled corn field. The experiment helped preserve soil structure and water during the year-long growing season.
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