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In a Nutshell Delaying cover crop termination until soybean planting would allow for more biomass production by the cover crop in the spring presenting the opportunity for more environmental benefit. Farmer-cooperators seeded soybeans 10-14 days after terminating a …


Publish Date
November 23, 2015

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Bob Lynch
Jeremy Gustafson
Jack Boyer
Description

In a Nutshell: Sam Ose has been struggling with weed control in seed corn. He wondered if interseeding a cereal rye cover crop might help suppress weeds and tested two seeding dates: when the corn reached the V6 …


Publish Date
November 19, 2019

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Sam Ose
Collaborators
Description

In a Nutshell An earlier seeding date opens up the opportunity for more diverse cover crops like brassicas and legumes that need more time and heat units to grow than common cover crops like cereal rye. Two farmer-cooperators …


Publish Date
January 15, 2018

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Jack Boyer
Jeremy Gustafson
Description

In a Nutshell Cover crops are gaining new attention for their ability to reduce weed pressure in soybeans. Specifically, when seeding soybeans directly into a thick cover crop. Farmer-cooperators Jack Boyer and Scott Shriver investigated the effect of …


Publish Date
November 15, 2017

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Jack Boyer
Scott Shriver
Description

In a Nutshell If cover crops can successfully be established when interseeded into corn in June, this may permit farmers to use existing equipment (rather than high-clearance machines or airplanes); may permit the use of more diverse cover …


Publish Date
June 12, 2017

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Jack Boyer
Description

In a Nutshell Delaying cover crop termination until near soybean planting would allow for more biomass production by the cover crop in the spring presenting the opportunity for more environmental benefit. Two farmer-cooperators continued work they began in …


Publish Date
November 30, 2016

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Jeremy Gustafson
Jack Boyer
Description

In a Nutshell: Strategies are needed to offset the cost of cover crops that precede corn while minimizing yield drag and seedling diseases and maximizing cover crop benefits. In the second year of a two-year project, four cooperators …


Publish Date
May 6, 2021

PFI Staff
Hayley Nelson
Cooperators
Jon Bakehouse
Monty Douglas
Alec Amundson
Camden Watson
Collaborators
Erin Ogle – Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Description

This project was supported by the Walton Family Foundation In a Nutshell: Interseeding cover crops to corn at the V4 stage has gained attention for its potential to foster successful diverse species mixes and generate more biomass than …


Publish Date
June 12, 2019

PFI Staff
Practical Farmers of Iowa
Cooperators
Chris Teachout
Michael Vittetoe
Description

In a Nutshell Fungal diseases and lodging can present challenges to raising small grain crops, like cereal rye, in Iowa. Farmer-cooperators investigated the use of fungicides and plant growth regulators on cereal rye seed crops to determine effects …


Publish Date
September 30, 2016

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Tim Sieren
Jack Boyer
Dick Sloan