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October is a busy month in the fields – not only are corn and soybean harvest underway, but it’s time to plant winter small grains for next year’s harvest. Our small grains shared learning call this month therefore featured Paul Mugge and Dick Sloan, farmers who have been growing winter small grains for several years, […]

October 11, 2017 

BLOG POST

Using cover crops and side-dressing
nitrogen fertilizer is a common bundle
being investigated by Iowa farmers
concerned about soil health, water
quality and return on investment of
cover crops.
• Cooperators grew corn following a
winter rye cover crop and applied a low
and high rate of N fertilizer in a sidedress
application.
KEY FINDINGS
• In only one of six site-years did the
high side-dress N rate result in greater
corn yields.
• In most cases, by not applying the high
N rate the cooperators nearly recouped
the cost of establishing the cover crop
with savings in N fertilizer.

December 5, 2014 

RESEARCH REPORT

Cover Crops Double Duty Cover and Small Grains Project timeline: October 2010 – July 2011 Published: March 3, 2012 Download PDF (891 kB) View Fullscreen

March 3, 2012 

RESEARCH REPORT