Cover Crops

Cover crop growth chart

Cover Crop Species Decomposition and Nitrogen Release During the Corn Growing Season

May 3, 2022
First year results in a three-year study to determine cover crop decomposition and nitrogen release throughout the growing season.

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Broadleaf cover crop
When using a burndown herbicide to terminate broadleaf cover crops and weeds this spring, planting intervals often may negate the use of many 2,4-D products prior to Enlist E3® soybean planting. (Photos by Amit Jhala).

Which 2,4-D Product Should I Use as a Burndown Before Planting Enlist E3® Soybean?

April 22, 2022
A review of the best production options for growers who are preparing to terminate broadleaf cover crop species and winter annual broadleaf weeds using 2,4-D products.

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Soil seedbank trays

Expanding the Integrated Weed Management Toolbox: Winter Cover Crop Impacts on Weed Dynamics in Eastern and Central Nebraska

April 4, 2022
Results of a 2021 UNL study to determine cover crop impacts on weed suppression through analysis of the soil seedbank.

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Soil health practices graph

Motivation and Challenges in Adopting Soil Health Practices

February 17, 2022
Results of a Nebraska Healthy Soils Task Force survey that analyzed growers' motivation and challenges in cover crop, nutrient and other soil health management practices across the state.

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Workshop flyer

Third Annual Panhandle Soil Health Workshop March 2 in Bridgeport

February 2, 2022
Speakers from UNL and other academic institutions, as well as the USDA NRCS will present information on soil health, soil health programs and management practices that affect soil health in the region.

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Cover crop infograph

On-farm Research Indicates Importance of Cover Crops for Soil Health in Nebraska

January 20, 2022
UNL researchers share the results of a multi-year USDA-NRCS Soil Health Initiative study, which closely investigated the impact of cover crops on soil health in Nebraska.

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Cover crops in field

2022 Eastern Nebraska Soil Health Conference Set for Feb. 2 in David City

January 20, 2022
Topics of this year's conference will include incorporating manure into a cropping system, using cover crops for weed suppression, winter hardy small grains for grazing and silage, cover crop planting equipment options and more.

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Tillering rye plant illustration

Illustrating Important Growth Stages for Winter Cereal Cover Crops

December 2, 2021
Knowledge about plant growth stages is important for management decisions and to predict how well a plant may cope with stress, such as low temperature.

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