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New online tool can help farmers see value of cover crops and paths to profitabilityFor Release: April 12, 2018 Contact: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach and Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org Meghan Filbert | Livestock Coordinator | Practical Farmers | (515) 232-5661 | meghan@practicalfarmers.org AMES, Iowa — A new decision-making tool [...]

April 12, 2018 

NEWS RELEASE

Our fifth stop on the cover crop caravan this spring took us to Postville in northeast Iowa. We were greeted that morning with a fresh snow fall that unfortunately made it impractical to see cover crops in action, luckily our presenters had lots of photos to remind us what spring and summer look like. Don […]

April 11, 2018 

BLOG POST

On March 29th, 38 people braved the chilly weather to attend a field day hosted by Clark Thompson at the Royal Café in Story City, Iowa. Clark talked about his adoption of no-till and cover crops as well as his new bioreactor. After that, Doug Adams and Patrick Chase of the NRCS presented on soil […]

April 5, 2018 

BLOG POST

“My goal with cover crops is to balance soil health and maximize crop production;” Steve Berger began his talk on cover crops for our March “shared learning call.” Steve farms near Wellman, IA and joined us on March 16th to share his practices for successfully managing a cereal rye cover crop on every acre of […]

 

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Cover Crops to Reduce Herbicide Use in Soybeans Download PDF (578 KB) View Fullscreen

April 4, 2018 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL

Cover Crop Termination Method and Date for Soybeans Download PDF (337 KB) View Fullscreen

 

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Co-seeding Corn with Clovers Download PDF (511 KB) View Fullscreen

 

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Co-seeding Silage Corn with Cowpeas Download PDF (495 KB) View Fullscreen

 

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Corn Following Cover Crop Planted in 15- vs. 30-in. Rows Download PDF (414 KB) View Fullscreen

 

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Widening the Corn Row for Interseeding with Cover Crops Download PDF (335 KB) View Fullscreen

 

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