Cover Crops

Crimper designed by UNL students to be used in cover crops
Crimper designed by UNL students to be used in cover crops

Mulch Cropping Field Day & Crimper Demonstration Sunday near Abie May 13, 2016

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is hosting a Mulch Cropping Field Day May 15 to show use of a crimper to provide mulch and drilling beans into crimped triticale.

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Planting Corn into a Cereal Rye Cover Crop April 29, 2016

Cereal rye has become a popular cover crop to reduce soil erosion and add carbon to the soil system.

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Cover Crop/Soil Health Field Day April 18 near Falls City April 13, 2016

A cover crop/soil health field day, previously scheduled for March 30, has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. April 18 at the Jon Keithley Farm northwest of Falls City. The event will be at 71475 650 Avenue.

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Rye cover crop in southeast Nebraska
Rye cover crop in southeast Nebraska

Cover Crop/Soil Health Field Day near Falls City Canceled March 21, 2016

This Cover Crop Field Day has been canceled.

View various cover crop species and mixtures at a cover crop/soil health field day Wednesday, March 30 at the Jon Keithley Farm northwest of Falls City at 71475 650 Ave.

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Herbicide Options for Planting Forage Cover Crops after Corn and Soybean March 18, 2016

Cover crop adoption is continuing to increase throughout Nebraska. Respondents to the 2015 cover crop survey conducted during Nebraska extension meetings indicated the top five desired benefits from cover crops are

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Nebraska Cover Crop Conference Feb. 25 at UNL ARDC February 12, 2016

The integration and benefits of cover crops in a corn-soybean rotation will be the focus of the Nebraska Cover Crop Conference Thursday, Feb. 25. It will be held at the UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1071 County Road G near Ithaca.

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Feb. 5 Cover Crop Seminar Available at UNL or On-Line February 4, 2016

Cover crops and their effect on soil ecosystems will be the topic of a Friday afternoon seminar hosted by the UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. Humberto Blanco, associate professor for soil management and applied soil physics, will be presenting information from his research on cover crops and a review of current research by other universities.

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What Can We Expect from Forage Cover Crops? January 15, 2016

Growth and production patterns vary among the many species used for forage cover crops. This article looks at some of the attributes of various species to help growers select those best suited to their situation.

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