Using cover crops in preventative planted acres for forage and cover crop choices following wheat

Join the MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on July 18 as Dean Baas discusses how cover crops planted in preventative planted acres can be used as a forage and cover crop choices following wheat.

Oats and radish mix cover crop planted after wheat.
Oats and radish mix cover crop planted after wheat. Photo by Paul Gross, MSU Extension.

Livestock farmers throughout Michigan are facing many struggles this growing season including ensuring they have enough feed to sustain their herds throughout winter. Planting cover crops after wheat is an excellent way to produce good forage that can be used to feed livestock through the fall. Another option farmers can use for feed/forage this year is to chop or hay their preventative planting or delayed planted acres for forage, including corn and soybeans, after Sept. 1.

Dean Baas, Michigan State University Extension cover crop educator, will discuss cover crop choices after wheat and utilizing preventative acres for forage during the July 18, 2019, Michigan State University Extensions Field Crops Virtual Breakfast meeting from 7-7:30 a.m. He will be available to answer questions that you may have. Following the cover crop discussion, MSU’s agricultural meteorologist Jeff Andresen will present the current weather conditions and the seven- to-10 day forecast.

Participating is easy!

You can join using your computer or mobile device (audio and visual) following the Zoom link: Or, call in from your phone (audio only) by dialing 669-900-6833 and enter meeting ID 552-324-349.

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Can’t make it Thursday morning? Watch the recording!

For those who cannot join on Thursdays at 7 a.m., the Virtual Breakfast sessions will be recorded for later viewing with closed-captioning on the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast webpage. Podcasts are also available on the iTunes and Spotify.

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Scheduled topics and dates

Note that these may change to cover breaking pest and weather situations.

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