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  • MSU Cover Crop Team Webinar Series: MSU Cover Crop Variety Trials

    Published on June 21, 2019

    The sixth webinar in this series highlights research from Michigan State University on a new cover crop variety trial that began in 2018. The goals of these variety trials are to look at biomass, ground cover, weed control, winter survival, residue cover, and ease of termination. For more information and to access the final report, visit http://forage.msu.edu or contact Dr. Kim Cassida with any questions.

  • Cover Crop Species Mixtures

    Published on January 9, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Monica Jean, talks about planting a species mix for cover crops.

  • Cover Crops: Fitting into your System

    Published on February 17, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Sustainability Session: Are you thinking of using or currently using cover crops and looking for alternatives for fitting them into your cropping system? This session will discuss cover crop species and traditional as well as innovative planting methods for including them in your rotations. Topics will include early interseeding, planting green and more.

  • MSU Cover Crop Team Webinar Series: Interseeding Alfalfa into Corn

    Published on June 21, 2019

    The seventh webinar in this series highlights research from Michigan State University on interseeding alfalfa as a cover crop into corn. NOTE: The purpose of this video is to share breaking research at MSU, and the data comes from an ongoing experimental trial. MSU DOES NOT ENDORSE THIS RISKY PRACTICE AT THIS TIME! For more information and to access the final report, visit http://forage.msu.edu or contact Dr. Kim Cassida with any questions.

  • Cover Crops Virtual Field Day - Central

    Published on August 20, 2020

    The 2020 AgroExpo Virtual Farm Tour (VFT) will provide opportunities to experience in-field learning from the comfort and safety of your home. The AgroExpo Team and MSU Extension have joined forces to deliver an educational series to help growers discover and evaluate cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies for cover crops including interseeding. Other videos are also available including evaluating for soil health, interseeding with skip-rows and working on compaction with sunflowers by viewing The Agro Expo Virtual Farm Tour YouTube Channel.

  • Intermediate Wheatgrass as a Cover Crop - Part 2

    Published on January 9, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Vicki Morrone, shares information on intermediate wheatgrass and its use as a cover crop.

  • Cover Crops Virtual Field Day - Timing Breakout Room

    Published on September 14, 2020

    Fitting cover crops in can be difficult! This roundtable with Specialist Dr. Karen Renner will discuss innovative ways to fit cover crops into your rotation. Hosted by MSU Extension Educator Monica Jean.

  • MSU Cover Crop Team Webinar Series: Interseeding Cover Crops in Corn in Michigan

    Published on May 15, 2019

    The second webinar in this series highlights research at Michigan State University on interseeding cover crops into standing corn.

  • MSU Cover Crop Team Webinar Series: Soil Biology Benefits of Cover Crops

    Published on May 15, 2019

    The fifth webinar in this series highlights research at Michigan State University on the soil biology benefits of using cover crops.

  • MSU Cover Crop Team Webinar Series: Cover Crops in Michigan - Interseeding Cover Crops

    Published on May 15, 2019

    The first webinar in this series highlights research from Michigan State University on interseeding cover crops into standing corn.

  • MSU Cover Crop Variety Trials

    Published on February 14, 2020

    Dr. Kim Cassida, Forage and Cover Crops Specialist at Michigan State University (MSU), shares research on a new type of variety trial. The trial evaluates cover crops and forage crops in order to determine which species are the most beneficial to grow in Michigan. This provides objective information comparing cover crops. Farmers can use information on biomass, ground cover, weed control, winter survival, residue cover, and ease of termination.

  • Cover Crops for Urban Farms

    Published on January 9, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Abby Harper, shares information on integrating cover crops into urban farms and gardens. Urban soils can be heavily degraded when top-soil is removed for construction. Sites that previously hosted buildings also have heavily compacted soils. Compacted soil makes it difficult for crop roots to penetrate and access water and nutrients, and also limit water penetration and cause flooding or standing water Cover crops can also help address non soil-specific problems, such as creating forage for pollinators, reducing weed pressure, and preventing soil and nutrients from running off into waterways.

  • Selecting Cover Crop Species for a Mixture

    Published on January 9, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Monica Jean, talks about making decisions on which species to select when planning a cover crop mix.

  • Oats as a Cover Crop

    Published on January 9, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Christina Curell, talks about the pros and cons of using oats as a cover crop.

  • Liquid Manure and Cover Crops

    Published on January 6, 2020

    Michigan State University Extension Educator, Sarah Fronczak, discusses the benefits of integrating soil manure and cover crops into your farming practices.

  • Cover Crops Virtual Field Day - Upper Peninsula

    Published on August 20, 2020

    Twin Island Farm located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has graciously allowed us to research interseeding and intercropping on their land. The goal is to demonstrate creative ways cover crops can be successfully established during the short growing season.

  • Innovative Cropping Systems Virtual Field Day - Planting Cover Crop Mix

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Footage from our live Cropping System Resilience Virtual Field Day with Tim Boring and Drew Hasenick, on July 31 at 9am EST. Tim discussed topics such as relay cropping, interseeding covers, and no-til dry beans. Field day stops included (1) small grains relay cropped with soybean, (2) inter-seeded cover crops into corn, and (3) dry beans no-tilled into standing covers.

  • Herbicides and Cover Crops: What Can I Use?

    Published on March 14, 2020

    In this new video, Dr. Christy Sprague from Michigan State University addresses the question, when planting cover crops, which herbicides can I use?

  • MSU Cover Crop Team Webinar Series: “Planting Green” – Cereal Rye and Soybean

    Published on May 15, 2019

    The third webinar in this series highlights research at Michigan State University on interseeding soybean into standing cereal rye cover crops.

  • Calibrating a Drill for Cover Crop Planting

    Published on January 9, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Paul Gross