Forage Cover Crops

Cattle grazing cover crops
Figure 1. An August 9 Nebraska Extension event offers a chance for cattle and cover crop producers to learn and network about potential opportunities. (Photo by Mary Drewnoski)

Cover Crop Event Brings Together Farmers and Cattle Operators

July 18, 2017
Farmers and livestock feeders interested in growing and using cover crops can learn and network with each other at an event 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 9, during the Lancaster County Super Fair.

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Successfully Seeding Forages into Wheat Stubble

June 22, 2017
Wheat stubble can be an excellent seedbed in which to no-till plant forages, particularly if you're preparing to start planting immediately after wheat harvest, while soil water is available and before weeds get a foothold.

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Cover Crop Forage Field Day Aug. 25 near Boelus

August 3, 2016

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is hosting a Cover Crop Field Day Aug. 25 to focus on using cover crops to both improve the soil and produce forage. Lease agreements for cover crop grazing also will be addressed.

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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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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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