Angela Bastidas - Ph.D. Student in Agronomy

Integrating Cover Crops into a Corn and Soybean Cropping System

January 8, 2018
An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics on recent research to understand the impact of planting dates, plant populations, and corn (Zea mays L.) hybrid comparative relative maturity (CRM) on corn growth, kernel moisture content, and corn yield prior to cover crops.

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Graph showing cover crop effect on corn yield based on planting date
Graph showing cover crop effect on corn yield based on planting date

Interseeding Cover Crops into Corn

November 29, 2016
This cover crop study looked at the effect on corn yield and cover crop biomass production from interseeding cover crops at various points in the corn production cycle.

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Chart showing corn yield as affected by planting date and hybrid maturity
Chart showing corn yield as affected by planting date and hybrid maturity

Finding the Balance Between Corn Yield and Cover Crop Biomass

November 29, 2016
Cover crops can provide either ecosystem services or forage benefits but understanding how they fit in cropping systems is still limited. This study assessed the effects of planting date (early and late), plant population (low, average, and high) and corn maturity (80 to 115 days relative maturity) on corn yield.

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