Information on cover crops, including clover, wheat, canola, rye and hairy vetch, diversified grazing systems, no-till farming, managing soils and a crop adviser study guide. Tips on cover crop control and extending grazing season with brassicas.
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Learn how to improve your farm's soils and increase profitability through no-till, cover crops and crop diversity in this discussion-driven workshop.
Cover crops offer multiple benefits from soil conservation to weed suppression. To reap benefits, the ideal planting time is mid-August to mid-September.
By Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, Ron Hoover
The seed delivery system in drills is not as precise as that used in planters because they use flutes or sponges to meter seed instead of seed singulation.
By Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.
The question about whether corn or soybean herbicide programs will pose a problem for establishing fall cover crops has become a common.
By Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, William S. Curran, Ph.D.
Red clover is a short-lived perennial that is winter hardy throughout Pennsylvania.
By Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA
Hairy vetch is an annual leguminous cover crop that is winter hardy throughout Pennsylvania if established in a timely manner.
By Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D., Lyn Garling
Cover crops can cover the soil to protect against soil erosion; improve the soil by adding organic matter, nutrients, and stability; and scavenge leftover nutrients.
Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is grown throughout the northeastern United States for forage and is used in rotations for soil improvement.
White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a short-lived perennial that can reseed itself under favorable conditions, grows rapidly, and spreads via stolons.