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Strategies to Ensure Soil Health

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Soil consists of numerous working parts that when at balanced levels, make the perfect recipe to house and grow healthy crops. There is not a one-answer-fits-all approach when it comes to healthy soil, since many factors affect the state of ...

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Can seeding cover crops at sidedress work?

Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) as a cover crop following maize June 2004, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa). Maize residues together with the ryegrass are used as winter fodder for livestock. In spring (August-September), the grass is allowed to grow without further grazing, then killed with herbicide before the following crop (maize or soyabean) is planted using a no-till planter.

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 ...

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