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Herbicide Test Kit

By | Uncategorized

Herbicide Tolerance Cover Crop Seed Test If chemicals were pre-applied to a field that is going into prevent plant, there’s no sense in starting the conversation until you understand the potential chemical effect.  NOTE: WE ARE NOT CHEMICAL EXPERTS! Please always consult with your chemical dealers or experts on this topic. Look…

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Prevent Plant Cover Crop Options

By | Alternative Crops

Prevent Plant Cover Crop Options It appears as if there will be a record number of acres across multiple states this year that will not get planted this spring and will be eligible for the “Prevent Plant” program. (More information on Prevent Plant dates and details can be found at the end of this…

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#calibration

By | Soil Health Resource Guide

So, you have gotten the perfect mixture to fulfill your needs, getting the seed loaded in the drill then, thought hits you that drill has no cover crop setting. Hopefully this information helps mitigate the scenario of running out of seed with 10% of your acres to go. Nobody wants…

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#termination

By | Soil Health Resource Guide

Termination Timing of application is critical for contact and systemic chemicals alike: Only spray when plants are actively growing. Late morning through mid-afternoon is ideal to allow enough time for systemic chemicals to be absorbed. Utilize a surfactant to help chemicals stick to plant leaf surfaces. Always read the label…

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#fertility

By | Soil Health Resource Guide

Should You Fertilize? Goals and growing conditions will determine fertility requirements. If a crop is poor due to drought, flooding hail, etc. cover crops will scavenge and utilize residual nutrients in the soil. If covers are following a high-yield crop where few residual nutrients can be found, some extra fertility…

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#herbicide

By | Soil Health Resource Guide

Herbicide Carryover Herbicide carryover is often a topic of concern when it comes to cover cropping. The best producers are able to successfully use herbicides and covers together. Following these basic rules will help you succeed in this area: Read your label. Every chemical has recommended withdrawal period for various…

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#weeds

By | Soil Health Resource Guide

With the rapid spread of herbicide-resistant weeds, it has become increasingly difficult to control weeds in no-till systems and many people are considering going back to tillage. Before taking this drastic step, consider enlisting cover crops as an ally against weeds. Cover crops can provide weed control benefits through three…

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