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.
By Dwight Lingenfelter, Annie Klodd, William S. Curran, Ph.D.
We have heard about claims of 2,4-D injury to commercial grapevines in Pennsylvania, potentially stemming from applications in nearby field crops.
Most cover crops are fairly easy to control in a burndown program as long as you pay attention to detail.
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 William S. Curran, Ph.D.
In the last several years, farmers in the northeast and other regions of the US have shown interest in using cover crop rollers for high residue conservation tillage.
Looking for a herbicide recommendation to control your cover crop?
Air temperature before, during, and after application can influence control with burndown.
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 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.