cover crops

Using perennial grains as crop field borders

Planting beneficial plants next to gardens and crop fields large and small has been a standard practice for decades, even centuries. The plants provid... READ MORE »

Cover crops and potatoes: How effective are they?

There is nothing new about regenerative agriculture; in fact, it’s as old as farming itself. In recent years, however, it has been pushed into the s... READ MORE »

Pandemic cover crops aid available from USDA

Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture... READ MORE »

Midwest Cover Crops Council to have conference

“Finding Common Ground in Cover Crops” is the theme of the 2021 Midwest Cover Crops Council Conference. The virtual conference, Feb. 23-25, kic... READ MORE »

Inside the Industry: Potato rotations

Spudman recently polled readers on the subject potato rotations through an online survey. Here are the results of that survey: RELATED: More sur... READ MORE »

Wheatgrass has potential as cover, rotational crop

Wheatgrass is packed with beneficial nutrients, which makes the crop a popular superfood. And now, more farmers will have access to growing this benef... READ MORE »

soil-field

Soil health seems simple, but practices are complicated

Soil health sounds simple, but it’s based on soil organic matter and the processes affecting soil organic matter are complicated with many interrela... READ MORE »

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USDA announces cover crop incentive program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced a new pilot program that enables farmers in the Prairie Pothol... READ MORE »

Nitrogen boosts late-summer cover crops

In addition to adding organic matter, cover crops have the potential to provide a number of services that can benefit a following vegeta... READ MORE »

Cover crop management flexibility for 2020 added by USDA

The 2018 Farm Bill mandated changes to the treatment of cover crops for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs, which add more flexibility to ... READ MORE »


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