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Do you have your cover crop seed?

We are busy sending out seed for cover crops this week. The blend in this video is a mix of Rape Seed and Annual Ryegrass. Cover crops help to improve soil health, improve yield potential over time, improve weed control of winter annuals and reduce erosion.

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Don’t be fooled by the dry harvest. You might have compaction throughout your field.

There were many times during the 2015 growing season that many farmers in the Midwest were tempted to trade their four-wheel drive tractors for rowboats. There’s no question 2015 graced us with historical rainfall records, but don’t be fooled by this dry harvest. The heavy rainfall left its mark in our soils, and farmers need […]

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Don’t Let Cover Crops Turn Into Weeds

A weed, simply put, is “a plant out of place.” Cover crop enthusiasts are all too aware of this adage – this agronomic practice has many advantages, but at the same time winter cover crops need to be eradicated before spring planting. Otherwise, this asset quickly becomes a burden. This year’s wet spring weather in […]

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