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Francis Thicke’s dairy herd enjoys a lush, new pasture for evening grazing shortly after milking.
Red clover might just be Ben Dwire’s favorite crop to grow. During this episode, we’ll talk with Ben about all things red clover and how this nitrogen-fixing cover crop can help other parts of his extended rotations and his livestock operation. We’ll take a peek at the red clover he’s underseeded with his oats and discuss how he manages his cover crop together with his small-grain crop. Then we’ll hop over to the other side of the road and take a look at corn that followed last year’s red clover, where Ben is experimenting with taking nitrogen credits and cutting nitrogen by roughly 40 units.
Live From the Farm: Extended Rotations With Red Clover
Live From the Butcher: Clarion Locker Tour
Shared Learning Call: Hybrid rye production and use in swine rations
Live From the Farm: Sheep Production With a First-Generation Farmer
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