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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Can You Make Money with Cover Crops?

Dave Robinson made one of the early presentations at the no-till conference last week.  He had some comparison studies he did last year and he presented data on what he  looked at.  He said he made money on cover crops no matter what he planted.  He is a long time no-tiller and has used cover crops for a number of years.  Robinson said that he made anywhere from $38 per acre to over $200 per acre on cover crops.  This is based on actual increases in corn yield.  He did not try to place a value on intangibles, soil erosion savings, or organic matter increases.

Robinson went over this material on why to plant cover crops.  Robinson's Blog contains lots of good information about cover crops.  It is not too early to do some research and figure out what you want to do next year. 

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