Production and Harvesting

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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Cover Crops for Conservation Tillage Systems
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Cover Crops for Conservation Tillage Systems

Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

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. More
Hairy Vetch as a Crop Cover
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Hairy Vetch as a Crop Cover

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. More
Management of Red Clover as a Cover Crop
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Management of Red Clover as a Cover Crop

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

Red clover is a short-lived perennial that is winter hardy throughout Pennsylvania. More
Red Clover
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Red Clover

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is grown throughout the northeastern United States for forage and is used in rotations for soil improvement. More
Calibration of Grain/Seed Drills
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Calibration of Grain/Seed Drills

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. More
Herbicides Persistence and Rotation to Cover Crops Herbicides Persistence and Rotation to Cover Crops - Articles

Herbicides Persistence and Rotation to Cover Crops

William S. Curran, Ph.D., Dwight Lingenfelter

The question about whether corn or soybean herbicide programs will pose a problem for establishing fall cover crops has become a common. More
Vicon spinner precision seeder.
Innovative Ways to Plant Fall Cover Crops - Articles Articles
Cover crops offer multiple benefits from soil conservation to weed suppression. To reap benefits, the ideal planting time is mid-August to mid-September. More
White Clover
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White Clover

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a short-lived perennial that can reseed itself under favorable conditions, grows rapidly, and spreads via stolons. More