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January 2018

#csinterseed

By | Soil Health Resource Guide

Interseeding summer annuals into cool-season grass sods: explaining the magic By Dale Strickler One of the real drawbacks of cool-season perennial grasses, like brome, fescue, orchardgrass, or bluegrass is that they become quite unproductive in the heat of summer, often not growing much at all, despite there being quite a…

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#fallowreplacement

By | Soil Health Resource Guide

Summer Fallow Cover Crops Summer fallowed fields are a common part of rotations in the arid western Great Plains, but tilled fallow or chemical fallow can both lead to biologically stagnant soils. Properly utilizing cool season cover crop species at the beginning of the fallow period allows producers to diversify…

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#dcsunflowers

By | Helpful links, Soil Health Resource Guide

External Links Companion Cropping in Sunflowers – Double Cropping Sunflower pioneers Robin and Kelly Griffeth from Jewell KS share their experiences at the 2014 CCTA meeting in Burlington CO We would like to thank the late Mike Collins for the videography of this prsentation. Mike, your legacy for education lives…

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#interseeding

By | Soil Health Resource Guide

Companion Cropping/Interseeding Since many farmers struggle to incorporate diversity into their crop rotation, some are looking to push the traditional boundaries by growing cover crops within the commodity crop during the growing season. Before pre-emergence herbicides were standard practice, it was common to seed pumpkins or other crops in between…

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#seedcorn

By | Soil Health Resource Guide

Seed Corn Production Fields Lack of sunlight due to dense crop canopy is often a limiting factor in getting a cover crop to thrive prior to harvest. Seed corn fields are an exception to this rule and a growing number of producers are taking advantage of┬áthis extra sunlight by broadcasting…

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#cornbeancover

By | Soil Health Resource Guide

Corn & Soybean Rotation Ideas Crop rotations that include a summer harvested crop are relatively easy to integrate cover crops into, but the very common corn-soybean rotation presents a much larger challenge. A short growing season before planting and after harvest in a corn-soybean rotation limits, but does not eliminate,…

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#whycovercrop

By | Soil Health Resource Guide

Cover crops are plants or a diverse mixture of plants that are grown in the otherwise fallow periods between harvested crops within a rotation. Cover crops are an important part of any regenerative agricultural system because they are unique in their ability to deliver so many ecosystem services. Many people…

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#AMPgrazing

By | Soil Health Resource Guide

Grazing Articles By Allen R. Williams, Ph. D. Recent Data Supports Soil Health Benefits of Adaptive High Stock Grazing – This article provides data collected from 3 farms, each using different grazing techniques. The data is shown side-by-side, allowing the reader to see the advantages and disadvantages of each grazing…

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#livingroots

By | Soil Health Resource Guide

Living Roots As Often As Possible by Jay Fuhrer, Bismarck, North Dakota There are many sources of food in the soil that feed the soil food web, but there is no better food than the sugars exuded by living roots. Our perennial grasslands consist of cool season grasses, warm season…

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#menokenfarm

By | Soil Health Resource Guide

Advancing Soil Health Menoken Farm Menoken Farm is a combination of natural resource education and systems approach conservation. This 150-acre demonstration farm, located just east of Bismarck, N.D. was established in 2009 and draws people from all over the United States and beyond. The farm is owned and operated by…

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