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 Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA
The major reason for yield failure in Pennsylvania is lack of moisture during the summer. So what can farmers do to make the most of natural precipitation?
By Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.
Crop rotations increase crop yields by improving soil conditions and reducing weed and insect populations. Rotations also help producers use conservation tillage successfully.
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.
Establishes rapidly, have a long growing season, possess high nutrient contents, and can be grazed and used for hay or silage.
Test your wheat for vomitoxin contamination to determine potential issues and quality.
Ways to insure optimum Potassuim fertilization on your farm.
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