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Friday, March 8, 2013

Spring Challenge of Cover Crops

So you planted cover crops for the first time last year and you got a great stand.  Now what?  Josh Flint says "Done Right, You Can Kill Annual Ryegrass".  A lot of the advice applies to other cover crops as well.  Early termination is a good idea for most cover crops.  The exception may be when you are wanting to maximize the nitrogen release from legumes.  In that case, patience pays.  Another article, "Terminate Those Cover Crops"  gives more general advice.  

1 comment:

Ed Winkle said...

Worth the challenge! The best thing I've ever done is plant another crop when I take one off.