Cover Crops for Prevented Planting
Challenging weather in the spring can have farmers considering alternatives to their cropping plans including prevented planting. The MSUE Cover Crop Team recommends planting cover crops on prevented planting acres to avoid further soil degradation and improve soil resiliency. Guidance on the use of cover crops for prevented planting can be found at Cover Crops for Prevented Planting.
Corn and Soybeans as Cover Crops Following Prevented Planting
Michigan State University Extension recognizes as agronomically sound the use of corn and soybeans as cover crops following a prevented planting crop in Michigan. The article providing guidance on their use can be found at Corn and soybeans as cover crops following prevented planting.
The MSUE Cover Crop Team is a resource to assist with cover crop use.
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2020 Cover Crop Virtual Field Day, September 2nd! Agenda and Registration available now!
The virtual cover crop field day will discuss the why and how of inter-seeding cover crops into standing corn. All field crop producers, agribusiness professionals, government agency personnel and others interested in field crops production and management are encouraged to participate in this virtual field day. Benefits, challenges, planting, yield, and herbicide interactions will be discussed in a regional manner, considering research in Southwest Michigan, Central Michigan, the thumb, Northwest Michigan, and the UP.
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This work is supported by the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program 2017-70006-27175 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Published on August 18, 2020
This publication is intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to growing cover crops. With experience, farmers may fine-tune the use of cover crops for their systems.
Published on September 28, 2020
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