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Cover crops are typically either
aerially seeded into standing crops
around the time of physiological
maturity in late summer or drilled
immediately following crop harvest
in the fall.
• In this study, two farmercooperators
evaluated spring
cover crops seeded in March
approximately 50 days before
planting soybeans later in the
Key Findings
• Cover crops seeded in late March
and terminated in late May grew up
to between 6 to 10 inches in height.
• Cover crops did not affect soybean
yields compared to where no cover
crop was seeded.

January 16, 2018 


This week on the show, we had Chris Teachout, who farms near Shenandoah in southwest Iowa with his wife Janenne. Chris is a fifth-generation farmer, and he and his family have been using conservation practices on their farm since the mid-80s. He raises corn, soybeans and small grains, and has been using no-till practices for […]

August 9, 2017 


Soil health workshop with renowned soil scientist Jill Clapperton – Aug. 29, ShenandoahFor Release: August 9, 2017 Download PDF (103 KB) Jill Clapperton Chris Teachout (left) Contacts: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org SHENANDOAH, Iowa — Chris and Janenne Teachout are on a mission [...]



Free cover crops workshop at Grundy County Fair – July 19, Grundy CenterFor Release: June 28, 2017 Chris Teachout (left) Doug Peterson, NRCS Interseeded cover crops Contacts: Denise Freeseman | NRCS | (319) 824-3634, ext. 3 | denise.freeseman@ia.nacdnet.net | grundyiaswcd.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 [...]

June 28, 2017 


It was a few years ago that Jon Bakehouse decided that what they were doing at Maple Edge Farm near Hastings in Mills County was not enough. “We realized that no-till corn and soybeans were doing a pretty good job at soil conservation,” Jon says. “But what good is that if we’re conserving a degraded resource?” It […]

August 4, 2016