Tag: winter cereal rye
Small grains are a unique crop in the Midwestern system because they are harvested early – around July – leaving the field open for different field operations and cover crops. This longer window makes it possible to grow a legume cover crop that can synthesize nitrogen and offset purchased fertilizer costs for the following crop […]
February 19, 2018
After taking a break in May we got back onto our monthly small grains shared learning call on June 9. One of our pilot program farmers from Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Mark Ditlevson, took the floor at the beginning of the call to discuss his fungicide and fertilizer regime for his small grains and his set […]
June 23, 2017
Objectives: Determine the effect on summer squash yield from terminating a cereal rye cover crop by either mowing then tilling prior to planting squash or delaying mowing rye to a later stage prior to planting squash.
July 7, 2015
Objective: Quantify the agronomic and economic effect on corn yields of seeding a red + sweet clover mix with cereal rye or planting a diverse, cover crop mix immediately after grain and straw harvest of rye.
Objective: Quantify the persistence and biomass production of a cereal rye cover crop that is seeded into standing corn at the same time as side-dressing nitrogen fertilizer (early June).
July 6, 2015
Objectives: 1) Determine the performance of a cereal rye cover crop aerially seeded into seed corn at two dates prior to harvest and drilled directly following harvest. 2) Determine the agronomic and economic performance of soybeans in rotation following two cover crop termination dates.
Objective: Document all pertinent production and cost information with respect to growing a crop rotation consisting of corn-soybean-winter wheat + legume.
Objective: Quantify the agronomic and economic effect on corn yields of frost-seeding red clover with winter cereal rye or planting a diverse, cover crop mix immediately after grain and straw harvest of rye.