Planning for cover crops after winter wheat

Wisconsin’s short summers provide relatively fewer opportunities to plant cover crops after a cash crop. However, Wisconsin farmers have a relatively large window to plant cover crops after harvesting winter wheat. University of Wisconsin Extension has several resources to consult before planting a cover crop including: Cover crops following winter wheat or corn silage video […]

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Cover Crop Termination before Planting Soybean

Tough, cold Wisconsin winters translate into fewer cover crop species requiring spring termination before planting. For a quick chart of cover crop species that tend to winterkill, download the Cover Crop Termination fact sheet . Here is a short list of the cover crops that will need to be terminated in the spring: winter (cereal) […]

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Reducing Nitrate Losses from Fields with Cover Crops

Iowa State University researchers, Mike Castellano and Matthew Helmers, discuss using multi-faceted strategies to reduce nitrate losses which, can include cover crops, nitrogen fertilizer management, perennial vegetation, and crop rotation. The full article is available on the Des Moines Register’s website. A video of their presentation is available on the Iowa State University website.

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