Can seeding cover crops at sidedress work?

In Corn and Soybean Digest

New equipment options and growers willing to experiment are opening the door to early season cover crop interseeding. Growers who try it are finding lower costs and in-season benefits.

“I interseeded 100 acres of corn at the end of June, and at the end of July we had 7 inches of rain – some of it heavy, over two days,” recalls Bruce Brunk, Rushmore, Minn. “I drove by a roadside field with a history of heavy runoff. The culvert from the field was dry. We had another inch the next day, and again, the culvert was dry, though there was standing water in other ditches in the area.” Continue reading

6 Reasons to Sample for SCN this Fall

I took this article from Corn and Soybean Digest. Since soybean cyst nematode is prevalent in the South, I thought it would apply to a lot of our farmers. Ohio State University submitted the original article.

While it is still fresh in your mind, many of you probably noticed the great deal of variability this year in yields that occurred as you were driving the combine across the field. Part of the variability is due to the presence of soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Why is it important to know where it is and what the levels are? Here are a few reasons.

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