Dr. Koehler-Cole was promoted to assistant research professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Dec. 1, 2018. You can find the articles she wrote as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate here.
Taking advantage of summer heat and abundant sunlight, warm-season cover crops can accumulate impressive amounts of biomass, cover bare ground quickly, suppress weeds, reduce erosion and improve soil health.
Interested producers are encouraged to participate in this new UNL project, wherein researchers are interseeding cover crops into late-season corn to provide additional growth time before winter dormancy.
While planting cover crops after harvest with a drill or planter may be the most convenient, there are several other planting methods that can increase cover crop success as measured by biomass production.
This new tool estimates cover crop growth with different planting and termination times across the state of Nebraska, to help producers maximize cover crop growth between fall harvest and spring planting.