Cover crops are a bustling industry within agriculture, but, the cover crop drumbeat is also met with skepticism or opposition, and some producers point toward the fallacy of blanket acceptance.
Understanding the latest definition of no-till and the reasons to stay with it offer potential benefits to your management plan and can affect your bottom line as well.
Cover crops can provide a variety of benefits, but if you don’t terminate them well they could limit your cash crop’s success. There is more than one way to eliminate a cover crop.
On Mikey Taylor’s farmland, cover crops and livestock are the vehicle to building high-potential soils.
Mikey Taylor’s 110-acre block of cover crops has attracted pickers from multiple states and yielded a bounty of blessing.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is an initiative of the National Corn Growers Association that is testing conservation practices on farms using 20- to 80-acre plots.
“The No. 1 failure I’ve seen is when producers are interested in cover crops and just jump in without knowing what they want to accomplish,” says Paul Jasa, University of Nebraska Extension engineer.