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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 

BLOG POST

Small grains cost-share dollars are now available for farmers in Iowa, Minnesota and WisconsinFor Release: September 21, 2017Contacts: Alisha Bower | Midwest Cover Crop Associate | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | alisha@practicalfarmers.org Sarah Carlson | Midwest Cover Crops Director | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | sarah@practicalfarmers.org AMES, Iowa — [...]

September 21, 2017 

NEWS RELEASE

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 

BLOG POST

Objective: Determine the effect of a fungicide on seed yield and germination rate of seed in cereal rye and winter wheat.

June 28, 2016 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL

This fall has been an especially good one for cover crops. Ample moisture and temperatures (it’s been in the 70s in central Iowa the past few days!). Below are photos taken today (Nov. 4) of experimental plots at Jeremy Gustafson’s farm. Jeremy’s farm in Boone County is one of the locations in the Cover Crop Variety […]

November 4, 2015 

BLOG POST

Objective: Quantify the agronomic performance of, and weed control in, soybeans receiving a companion seeding of winter wheat in the seed furrow.

July 7, 2015 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL

Objective: Document all pertinent production and cost information with respect to growing a crop rotation consisting of corn-soybean-winter wheat + legume.

July 6, 2015 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL