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Aerial Seeding

By | Planting, Soil Health Resource Guide

Aerial seeding into standing crops can be a very fast and convenient method of getting cover crops seeded prior to crop harvest. Aerial seeding requires timely moisture for best results, and therefore works best under abundant rainfall or center pivot irrigation. When broadcasting seed, it is recommended to increase the…

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#calibration

By | Planting, 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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#fallmix

By | Planting, Soil Health Resource Guide

Cover crops seeded into or after fall-harvested crops can be beneficial for the soil, but can present challenges for seeding the covers. Fall mixtures vary greatly depending on your goals, planting method, and timing. Here are some basic guidelines to follow: Planting 4-5 weeks prior to first frost You can…

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Spring Termination Effect on Subsequent Cash Crop

By | Grass, Helpful links, Planting, Resources, Termination

Simple publication coming out of Alabama which touches on the effects of your spring terminate decisions. Your management decision will need to be flexible from season to season. This article briefly covers soil moisture, planting equipment, soil temperature, C:N management and weed suppression. http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/64200500/csr/FactSheets/FS11v4.pdf

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