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Various green manure cover crop mixes can successfully be established following the harvest of a small grain crop in mid-summer. Following cereal rye seed harvest in July 2015, farmer-cooperator Tim Sieren seeded a brassica mix into one field and a legume mix into another field. He then compared 2016 corn yields resulting from a Low […]

November 21, 2016 

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Various green manure cover crop
mixes can successfully be established
following the harvest of a small grain
crop in mid-summer.
• Following cereal rye seed harvest
in July 2015, farmer-cooperator Tim
Sieren seeded a brassica mix into one
field and a legume mix into another
field. He then compared 2016 corn
yields resulting from a Low and High N
fertilizer rate that followed the green
manure mixes in the separate fields.
Key Findings
• Regardless of the green manure mix it
followed, corn yields were significantly
greater with the 145 lb N/ac (High) rate
compared to the 95 lb N/ac (Low) rate.
• Wet summer months likely contributed
to the superiority of the High N rate
in terms of both yield and financial
returns in 2016.

November 18, 2016 

RESEARCH REPORT

Objective: Quantify the agronomic and economic effect on corn yields receiving a high and low nitrogen rate following a two different green manure cover crop mixes seeded after cereal rye harvest.

June 28, 2016 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL

Extending and diversifying a crop rotation to include a small grain presents farmers with the opportunity to generate biological soil nitrogen using forage legume(green manure) cover crops seeded in the spring and summer. Farmer-cooperator, Dick Sloan grew corn following red clover that was frost-seeded into a cereal rye seed crop and also after a mix […]

December 9, 2015 

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