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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cover Crops Time

We are fast approaching the time when you should be planting many if not most cover crops.  If you have not tried them yet, maybe this is the year.  If you tried them, but had problems, don't give up.  It is difficult to do many things right the first time.  Also, keep in mind that this year will not be like last year.  If you are still deciding what to plant, the Michigan State University Decision Tool might help.  Aerial seeding is a must for most crops.  Ideal seeding dates are usually early in September.  Last week of August seedings or good too.  Some crops like Spring Oats or Cereal Rye can be planted after harvest.  You should consider how you are going to kill this stuff in the spring.  Also keep in mind crop insurance issues you may need to deal with.  It is not too soon to order your seed. 

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