Cover Crops

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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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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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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Cattle grazing rye cover crop

Nebraska Extension Provides New Cover Crop Grazing Conference Nov. 16

October 25, 2021
A new expo by Nebraska Extension will help first-time or experienced farmers looking to fine-tune their cover crop grazing management utilizing cover crops as an alternative forage source.

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baled corn

Pasture and Forage Minute: Overgraze Pastures Now to Prep for Interseeding Legumes Next Spring

September 22, 2021
This week, Extension Educator Ben Beckman explains how to produce nitrogen in a pasture by interseeding legumes — plus, a review on testing hay for its quality and baling corn stalks for forage.

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Sunflower and turnip field

Plants for Fallow Summer Periods

September 1, 2021
Many warm-season cover crop species are available and can be used for different purposes in fallow fields, such as improving soil health, breaking up soil compaction, providing forage and supporting beneficial insects.

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Rye cover crop in corn
Rye in continuous corn April 19, 2018 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Education Center near Mead. (CropWatch file photo)

Cover Crop Field Day Scheduled for Sept. 7 in Nemaha County

August 24, 2021
Nebraska Extension, NRCS and SARE are sponsoring an in-person Cover Crop Field Day on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 at the Daryl Obermeyer Farm in Nemaha County.

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Carly Whitmore, Indiana NRCS (Flickr/Public Domain)

A Historical Look at Cropping Practices for Carbon Sequestration

August 19, 2021
If passed, the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021 would pave the way toward better assistance for farmers interested in participating in a voluntary environmental credit market, including land or soil carbon sequestration.

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