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Cover Crop Strategies Podcast
17 minutes | 8 days ago
Interseeding Ideal For Wide Rows
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features the second of a two-part series featuring Austin Carlson, Soil Health Technician with the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition. In part 2, Carlson discusses when interseeding should occur, interseeding a cover crop mix vs. a single cover crop species, environmental conditions that impact interseeding, and more.
26 minutes | 10 days ago
Follow The Combine With Cover Crop Seeding
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features the first of a two-part series featuring Austin Carlson, Soil Health Technician with the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition. In part 1, Carlson discusses choosing the best cover crop seeding method, finding and calibrating cover crop seeding equipment, choosing the right timing for seeding covers, and more.
32 minutes | 21 days ago
Grazing Covers Can Benefit Your Livestock & Soil
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features an interview with Daren Redfearn, Nebraska Extension Forage & Crop Residue Specialist. Redfearn discusses how grazing can improve your bottom line, how cover crops can extend the grazing season, how weather patterns impact grazing cover crops, and more.
29 minutes | a month ago
Using Cover Crops To Improve Soil Quality
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features an interview with Nathan Johanning, Commercial Agriculture Educator, University of Illinois. Johanning discusses the soil health benefits provided by cover crops, challenges growers may encounter when using covers to improve soil quality, how cover crops enhance the physical and biological properties of soil, and more.
29 minutes | a month ago
Grazing Covers Can Help Livestock Producers Save Money
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features an interview with Victor Shelton, NRCS State Agronomist and Grazing Specialist for Indiana. Shelton discusses challenges growers must tackle when grazing cover crops, how to use cover crops to extend the grazing season, how growers can fit grazing into a crop rotation system, and more.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Comparing 30, 60-Inch Rows with Cover Crops
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features an interview with Mike Witt, a field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension. Witt discusses several areas of cover crop research, including comparing 30 and 60-inch rows, interseeding cover crops, weed suppression, and grazing cover crops.
25 minutes | 2 months ago
Improving Water Quality with Cover Crops
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features an interview with Jeff Vetsch, a researcher at the University of Minnesota Southern Research & Outreach Center in Waseca, Minn., and Anna Cates, Minnesota State Soil Health Specialist. Find out how cover crops protect water quality, how covers can help stem nutrient and sediment loss, which cover crop species are best for improving water quality, and more. The Cover Crop Strategies podcast series is brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing Co. With a tradition of providing solutions since 1930, Yetter Manufacturing Co. is your answer for tools and equipment to face today’s production agriculture demands. From many different designs of planter attachments for the different planting conditions you face, to several options of equipment for placing fertilizer, and products to meet harvest-time challenges, Yetter Manufacturing Co. delivers the return on investment and tools to meet your equipment needs and maximize inputs. Visit them at Yetterco.com.
20 minutes | 2 months ago
Enhancing the Value of Covers with Livestock
Jon Stevens, a grower from Rock Creek, Minn., is looking to capture the value of cover crops by grazing cattle on a 30-acre paddock seeded with grasses and cereals. Find out how he intends to try to rotate in corn within 3 years to capture in-field nitrogen.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Weed Suppression Is A Valuable Side Benefit Of Covers
Joe Ikley, assistant professor and Extension Specialist with North Dakota State University discusses using cover crops for weed suppression. Find out why the timing of seeding cover crops matters, which cover crop species are best for helping control weeds, and how geography influences cover crop species selection and weed suppression.
14 minutes | 3 months ago
Soil Health Motivates Growers to Use Conservation Practices
Tong Wang, Advanced Production Specialist with South Dakota State University Extension, shares results from a study that looked at how growers in the Northern Great Plains adopt soil health practices. The study examined how growers value yield and profitability compared to soil health.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Managing Pest Populations With Cover Crops
This week’s podcast features an interview with Justin McMechan, assistant professor for crop protection and cropping systems with the University of Nebraska Extension. Learn more about how to integrate cover crops into integrated pest management plans, common pests that can be affected by cover crops, which cover crop species are best for managing pests
21 minutes | 3 months ago
Combining Cover Crops & Specialty Crops
Cover crops aren’t just limited to being used with traditional cash crops like corn and soybeans. This week’s podcast, from Hoosier Ag Today and the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative, discusses the types of cover crops to use with specialty crops, cover crop establishment and crop rotation.
26 minutes | 3 months ago
Sweet Corn Benefits from No-Till, Cover Crops
This week’s podcast features three Indiana farmers as they discuss planting cover crops with sweet corn, how no-tilling works in different soil types, retaining moisture with cover crops, and more. This podcast is produced by Hoosier Ag Today and the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
No-Till, Cover Crops Boost Soil Health
In this podcast from Stroud Water Research Center, host Scott LaMar discusses soil health with Lisa Blazure, Stroud Water Research Center soil health coordinator; Jim Hershey, president of the Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance and Lancaster County, PA, farmer; and Steve Groff, cover crop expert and farmer, also in Lancaster County, PA.
38 minutes | 4 months ago
Using Perennial Cover Crops as Forage
In this podcast from Hoosier Ag Today, Purdue Extension Forage Specialist Dr. Keith Johnson and Forage Agronomist Greg Downing with Cisco Seed discuss harvesting cover crops as forage.
22 minutes | 4 months ago
Cover Crops & Voles
Voles can be an ongoing problem for farmers, but planting cover crops can actually help deter the pests, according to this week’s podcast from Hoosier Ag Today featuring two Purdue University masters students. Find out effective predators for naturally dealing with voles, why voles don’t like brassicas, and why to avoid nitrogen fixing cover crops.
13 minutes | 5 months ago
Choose Cover Crop Goals First
Chris Reynolds, certified crop advisor and resource conservationist from Illinois discusses why species choice is important when analyzing covers, how to determine planting dates for cover crops, when growers should start thinking about covers in the season, and more.
71 minutes | 5 months ago
Grazing Systems Need Soil Health Improvement Too
Grazing systems can also gain from the soil health benefits offered by cover crops, according to Matt Poore, Extension Livestock Coordinator and Ruminant Nutrition Specialist with North Carolina State University. In this podcast, Poore discusses using annuals to improve soil health in grazing systems for livestock.
41 minutes | 5 months ago
Combining Cover Crops, No-Till Organic
Interest in organic farming has grown in the past several years, and Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff discusses how strategic planning can make a big difference in outcomes. Groff talks about why weed control is the biggest challenge when it comes to no-tilling organic with cover crops. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
35 minutes | 5 months ago
More On Planting Into Heavy Cover Crops
If you saw last week’s podcast, we were talking about planting cash crops into heavy covers. This week’s podcast is part 2 of that discussion! Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff talks about what equipment you need to plant into heavy covers, why residue cleaners are important during planting, what problems to expect when planting into heavy residue, and more. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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