Prevent plant and other farm program and crop insurance decisions
Please see this video and fact sheet for information on options for prevent plan. It is recommended that farmers contact their crop insurance agent with individual policy questions.
Do crop insurance rules allow corn and soybeans to be used as a cover crop on prevent plant ground? Please note that 2019 FEEDD act allows farmers to take a cover crop planted on prevent plant ground as a forage starting September 1 (instead of Nov 1) – see above linked crop insurance article for additional info.
UW-Extension specialists, Shawn Conley and Joe Lauer, wrote a letter for crop insurance agents confirming corn and soybeans can be used as cover crops and agronomic recommendations
Cover Crops and Alternative forages2019_06-RMALetter-CornSoybeanAsCoverCrop
A quick reference guide for forage decisions from Richard Halopka, Clark County Ag Educator:
|June 1||Corn silage, small grains/peas under-seeded, soybean||Corn silage will provide greatest DM tons/acre|
|July 1||Corn silage, soybean, sorghum/sudan hybrid, millets||BMR sorghum/sudan provides better quality, crop requires warm temperatures|
|August 1||August is a good month to seed small grains for emergency forage, fall brassicas||Adequate GDD to produce a few tons DM with small grains and brassicas|
|September 1||Fall seeded winter small grains, if planting following corn silage harvest||Review herbicide labels, may not be legal to use as a spring forage|
|October 1||Cover crops or for spring forage||Roots help soil life and capture excessive nutrients protect soil, review herbicide labels|
Crop planting decisions
Late Spring Frost
Drought Stress Reduces Corn Silage Yield More Than Quality
Concerns about Drought as Corn Pollination Begins
The Effects of Drought and Poor Corn Pollination
What Worked, What Didn’t Work During the Drought of 1988?
Pricing Drought Stressed Corn Silage
Corn Management Decisions During Drought Depend Upon Pollination Success
What Happens Within the Corn Plant When Drought Occurs?
Drought Stress in Soybean
The Feeding Value and Pricing of Drought-Stress Full-Fat Soybeans
Early Fall Frost
Will Corn Mature in 2009
2009 Harvest, Storage, and Feeding Considerations
Combine Considerations for a Wet Corn Harvest
Weigh the Risk of Leaving Corn Stand Through Winter
Early Frost Effects on Soybeans