Natural Resources and Conservation Service

On flood-damged fields cover crops offer benefits as a soil cover and rebuilder as well as a source of forage.
On flood-damged fields cover crops offer benefits as a soil cover and rebuilder as well as a source of forage.

NRCS Recommendations for Growing Corn as a Cover Crop June 28, 2019

Corn is considered a cover crop species in Nebraska and can be planted into prevented planting acres and can be grazed or harvested for forage. See these NRCS recommendations for meeting guidelines when using corn as a cover crop.

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Cover crops in eastern Nebraska
Cover crops planted in eastern Nebraska

Cover Crop Management Day Jan. 16 December 11, 2018

NRCS and Nebraska Extension are hosting a Cover Crop Management Day Jan. 16 at Columbus. Featured speakers include SDSU Agronomist Dwayne Beck and a panel of cover crop farmers.

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Jimmy Emmons, workshop speaker

Sept. 12-14 Workshops on Improving Soil Health, Adding Cover Crops August 31, 2018

Soil Health Workshops and hands-on field labs Sept. 12-14 invite growers to learn how to examine soil biota and gauge economic returns from changing their practices. Speaking at all three is Jimmy Emmons, a no-till farmer and rancher from Oklahoma.

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