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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Notes from the ARS cover crop plots

This past week at Arlington Agricultural Research Station, the pre-season activities increased with fields starting to dry out, deliveries of seed and supplies, and a rush to finish any winter equipment maintenance. A cereal rye cover crop, seeded the first week of September 2014, had shifted from the purple leaf color indicative of winter to […]

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