Cover Crops

Gabe Brown to Speak on Cover Crops, No-till Jan. 29 in Columbus

January 12, 2016
Gabe Brown will speak on cover crops and no-till at a Nebraska Extension event in Columbus January 29. Brown, who is from Bismarck, ND, is one of the most sought after speakers for no-till, cover crops, livestock grazing, and soil health presentations in the United States. 

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Study Initiated on Cover Crops in Corn and Soybean Systems

April 17, 2015

2015 Research Update

Cover crops have been described as the "newest old concept" in farming. While this addition is not an entirely new idea, the number of farmers integrating cover crops into their cropping systems continues to increase.

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Ag Agencies Address Label Restrictions for Crop Rotations

When planning your cover crop plantings for this fall, be aware of plant-back restrictions that may affect your plant selection. These scenarios show how restrictions may influence your choices.

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Infographic: Cover Crops

If replanting after a hail event is not an option, integrating cover crops into post-hail management practices may be an option. This infographic shares what you need to know about cover crops: benefits, interseeding, and selection.

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Establishing Cover Crops for Grazing in Hail-damaged Crop Fields

The main economic factor resulting from wind and hail damage to corn and soybean fields is yield loss through elimination or reduction of grain production. In addition, much of the residue that would usually be available for erosion protection or winter forage is also lost.

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Video: Forage-Livestock Options and Cover Crops Following Hail Damage in Corn or Soybean

This presentation covers cover crop forage options following hail damage in corn and soybean fields, recommended planting date, use of warm- versus cool-season grasses, recommended grazing strategies, and available resources. Daren Redfearn, Nebraska Extension Forage Crop Residue Specialist.

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Video: Cover Crops

If replanting isn’t an option after hail, adding cover crops in a poor stand may help you reap benefits in the current year and next year. Cover crops can take up applied nitrogen not taken up by the current crop and repurpose it for next year’s crop. They can also suppress weeds and provide late-season forage.

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