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Field day will explore cover crops in corn and soybeans – April 6, near LeightonFor Release: March 22, 2017 Download PDF (92 kB) Sandi and Ward Van Dyke Steve Berger Map of locations for April 6, 2017 cover crop field day Contacts: Ward Van Dyke | (641) 780-2960 Alisha Bower | Midwest Cover Crop Associate [...]

March 22, 2017 

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In 2014, Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers began a joint research effort to investigate the use of a highboy seeder to seed cover crops into standing corn and soybeans. The objective was to determine the effects of planting technique on the successful establishment of sole species and mixed species cover crops. Cover crop planting […]

 

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The highboy seeding technique allows for an early seeding date that resulted in additional cover crop growth when compared to the drilled treatment that followed corn and soybean harvest. When comparing biomass of cover crop mixtures, the cereal rye and oats in the cover crop mixes made up the majority of the growth recorded. Corn and soybean yields tended to be unaffected by the cover crops.

 

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“We have an infiltration problem, not a runoff problem.” This Ray Archuleta quote was much discussed on third and final installment in the American Society of Agronomy’s 2017 webinar series “Cover Crops – Looking Beyond the Basics.” The webinar, which took place on February 9, featured Anne Verhallen, a soil scientist from the Ontario Ministry of […]

March 21, 2017 

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Field day will explore cover crops in corn and soybeans – April 4, near HancockFor Release: March 21, 2017 Download PDF (76 kB) Russ Brandes (left) speaks with Paul Ackley at a 2016 Practical Farmers field day. Contacts: Russ Brandes | Brandes Farms Inc. | (712) 579-0338 | [email protected] Alisha Bower | Midwest Cover Crop [...]

 

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Carney Family Farms field day will explore grazing cover crops – March 30, near MaxwellFor Release: March 16, 2017 Download PDF (91 kB) MAXWELL, Iowa — Practical Farmers of Iowa and grazier Bruce Carney – in partnership with Land Stewardship Project, The Pasture Project and Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota – will host a cover [...]

March 16, 2017 

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Brad Law is one of Practical Farmers’ out-of-state members. He farms with his wife, Megan, and their three boys (Gentry, 6; Porter, 3; and Sawyer, born Jan. 7, 2017) at Law Farms LLC, their 300-acre farm near King City, Missouri, in the northwestern part of the state. The family grows corn, soybeans, winter wheat and […]

 

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We don’t often think of our cover crops as gun slinging cowboys and cowgirls of the old west, staring down their pistols at villains of agriculture: diseases, insects, and weeds. But by the end of the webinar “Cover Crops and Pest Management: The Good and the Bad,” I was pretty convinced that while cover crops […]

 

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Field day will explore cover crops in corn and soybeans – March 29, near ReinbeckFor Release: March 15, 2017 Download PDF (80 kB) Jack and Marion Boyer Contacts: Jack Boyer | J Boyer Farms, Inc. | (319) 345-2265 | [email protected] Stefan Gailans | Research & Field Crops Director | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) [...]

March 15, 2017 

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Field day will explore grazing cover crops – March 28, near AlbionFor Release: March 14, 2017 Download PDF (89 kB) Wade Dooley Contacts: Wade Dooley | Glenwood Century Farm | (641) 751-4016 | [email protected] | https://glenwoodfarmdirect.com/ Meghan Filbert | Livestock Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] Tamsyn Jones | Outreach [...]

March 14, 2017 

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