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Information on choosing the best species and varieties of cover crops, including corn, soybeans and rye. Tips on legal considerations in seed use and extending the grazing season using brassicas.
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Widespread use of cover crops in Pennsylvania leads farmers to look for seed options. Image credit: Sjoerd Duiker
Cover Crop Seed Options - News News

Cover Crop Seed Options

09/17/2019

Whether you buy cover crop seed from a dealer or use bin-run seed, these guidelines will insure you get satisfactory results and comply with the laws of the land. More
Triticale cover crop in the fall. Photo: Liz Bosak
Plant Cover Crops ASAP - Articles Articles

Plant Cover Crops ASAP

乐动体育注册 Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Cover crops are an important component of any cropping system. Planting them immediately after silage or grain harvest is key to success. More
A soil clod with good soil structure and earthworm holes, indicative of soil health practices
Soil Health Twilight Meeting - Workshops Workshops
Get your hands dirty in a soil pit and explore a range of soil health topics at this informal, hands on, and discussion based evening meeting. More
Rotating livestock frequently can help reduce pasture damage during wet seasons.
Preventing Pasture Damage During Prolonged Periods of Wet Weather - Articles Articles
Managing pastures during extended wet periods and after heavy rains can be a challenge. Steps to prevent further damage and repair existing damage are presented in the article. More
The Penn State Agronomy Guide
The Penn State Agronomy Guide - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

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The Agronomy Guide provides comprehensive information on crop, soil, and pest management for farms of all sizes. More
Cover crops of rye or wheat established after corn or soybean grain harvest can still provide excellent soil protection in spring, recycle nutrients, and improve soil
There is Still Time to Plant Cover Crops - Articles Articles

There is Still Time to Plant Cover Crops

乐动体育注册 Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Getting cover crops established after corn or soybeans can be especially challenging due to delayed harvests. Nonetheless, farmers should still plant cover crops for many reasons. More
Crimson clover and annual ryegrass.
Cover Crop Plot Tour - Workshops Workshops
See up and coming cover crop species during this field tour. More
No-till wheat in corn residue
Small Grain Planting Considerations - Articles Articles

Small Grain Planting Considerations

Delbert G. Voight, Jr

Did wet weather delay your wheat planting? Here are some tips that might assist you with your planting decisions. More
See planting green in action at these field days.
Planting Green Field Day - Workshops Workshops
See how planting into rolled cover crops can improve soil health and learn how it can be done on your farm. More
Cover Crops: Key to Healthy Soils
Cover Crops: Key to Healthy Soils - Videos Videos

Cover Crops: Key to Healthy Soils

Jeffrey S Graybill

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Cover crops are an essential component of a sustainable farming system. Learn how farmers are using them to protect and build up the soil. More
Crops Day
Crops Day - Workshops Workshops

Crops Day

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Learn about the newest innovations for the coming season, get pesticide applicator recertification credits, and get information on the latest agronomic research, products, and technology! More
Photo credit: Jessica Williamson
Extending the Grazing Season Using Brassicas - News News
Brassicas can be an excellent alternative to perennial pastures and a good option available to extend the grazing season longer into the fall. More
Photo credit: Kelly Patches
Cover Crop Species to Plant Mid-September - News News
Cover crops are an important component of any cropping system. Selecting the right species for the time of year is a first step to success. More
Two of the most popular cover crops, crimson clover and cereal rye, grow together in a mix to help build soil health and control weeds. Photo credit: Annie Klodd.
Cover Crops Success is Encouraging to Farmers Nationwide - News News
Cover crop acreage is expected to rise across the U.S. due to the success of the practice mainly in improving soil health and other aspects of crop production. More
Figure 5. Alternating row configuration is one strategy to manage competition between species in a mixture. Here forage radish alternates with Austrian winter pea.
Making the Most of Mixtures: Considerations for Winter Cover Crops - Articles Articles

Making the Most of Mixtures: Considerations for Winter Cover Crops

乐动体育注册 Charles White, Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D.

This article discusses tailoring a cover crop mixture, building a complementary mix, determining which species to use, methods to establish mixtures, and considerations when terminating mixtures. More
2016-2017 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial
2016-2017 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial - Articles Articles

2016-2017 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial

乐动体育注册 William Boone

Results of the Penn State 2016-2017 Short-lived Grass and Cover Crops Trial located at the Penn State Agronomy Farm, Centre County. More
Understanding seed legal issues is critical to avoid legal problems.
Legal Considerations in Seed Use - News News
Understanding Legal Protections and Potential Liabilities Associated with Seed Use in Pennsylvania. More
Oats as a cover crop have a high C:N ratio. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer
Farm-Tuning Soil Fertility With Cover Crop Mixtures - Articles Articles
Cover crops are important for recycling nitrogen and building long-term soil nitrogen reserves in soil organic matter (SOM). More
Dwarf BMR Forage Sorghum, Annual ryegrass, Crimson Clover and Radishes seeded late July 2013 after Sweet corn. Mixture was green chopped for cattle feed in September. Remaining annual ryegrass and crimson clover over wintered and was burned down in April.
What Cover Crop Should I Plant? - Articles Articles

What Cover Crop Should I Plant?

乐动体育注册 Andrew Frankenfield

Keep your goals in mind when selecting cover crops and cover crop mixtures. More
Photo credit: Steve Culman
Managing Soils - Articles Articles
The goal of good soil management is to meet essential plant needs for water, nutrients, oxygen, and a medium to hold their roots with as little management as possible. More