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Cover crops have grown in popularity over the last few years. There are many options to choose from, with each providing different benefits.
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Some potential cover crop benefits include:
•Improve Soil Organic Matter
•Increase Soil Water Holding Capacity
•Improve Down Stream Water Quality
•Provide Feed & Forage Value
•Provide Weed Suppression
Once you know what benefits you hope to achieve, you can start to determine what cover crop to choose.
Some variables to consider:
•What is the next crop to grow?
•What is the planting window?
•Are there any herbicide carryover risks?
•What is your experience level?
•Will you terminate crop in spring, or do you need a winter kill crop?
A few keys to cover crop success include:
•Maintaining soil fertility & pH
•Planting & terminating at the proper time
•Appropriate seeding depth & method
•Using quality seed
Call 309-837-1820 or email for help customizing a plan to fit your needs!