eUpdate Articles Tagged: cover crops


Grazing cover crops: Toxicity considerations

grazing cattle cover crops forage toxicity 

Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Conference: Feb. 11-12 in Kansas City

Registration is open for the Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Conference, Feb. 11-12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. The conference will have sessions on both row crop and cattle operations.The meeting is open to the public.

cover crops 

Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Conference: Feb. 11-12 in Kansas City

Registration is open for the Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Conference, Feb. 11-12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo.The conference will have sessions on both row crop and cattle operations due to the large number of producers in the Kansas City area producing both grain and livestock. Registration information is in this article.

Conference cover crops 

Cover crop termination considerations

Now is the time to begin considering how to terminate winter cover crops in preparation for summer crops. Some cover crop species, such as oilseed radish or fall-planted oats, are likely to be killed by freezing over the winter. But, many cover crops will need to be terminated by mechanical or chemical methods in the spring.

weeds cover crops herbicide 

Managing spring-planted cover crops for grazing

A comprehensive publication detailing recommended practices for managing spring-planted cover crops for grazing is summarized in this article. This publications targets producers in the High Plains region.

cover crops grazing 

New cover crop publication discusses planting cereal rye after corn harvest

As a cover crop, cereal rye can be part of an effective weed management program in soybean production. A new publication from K-State and the Midwest Cover Crop Council provides helpful information for producers looking to incorporate a cereal rye cover crop following corn harvest.

cover crops cereal rye weed suppression water conservation 

Cover crops grown post-wheat for forage under dryland conditions in the High Plains

Post-wheat planted cover crops may offer a longer and more flexible grazing period than spring-planted cover crops within wheat-based dryland cropping systems. Read more in a new publication from researchers at K-State and Colorado State University.

grazing fall forage cover crops dryland 

Cover crop response to herbicides

Cover crop response to herbicides will be influenced by a number of factors, including biological and biochemical characteristics of the plant, chemical characteristics of the herbicide, and weather conditions since herbicide application.

cover crops herbicide carryover residual herbicides 

Evaluation of cool-season cover crop varieties

A new publication has been released from the NRCS Plant Materials Program that summarizes a 2-year evaluation of 56 commercially available varieties of cool-season cover crops. Use this resource to make informed decisions when planting cover crops this fall.

cover crops cool season 

Updated cover crop selection tool now available for Midwest farmers

An updated cover crop selection tool is available for farmers in Kansas and across the Midwest. This tool can help farmers choose the best cover crop variety for their specific goals and production system.

cover crops variety selection 

Cover crop termination considerations

Now is the time to begin considering how to terminate winter cover crops in preparation for summer crops. While some species will be killed due to freezing over the winter, others will need to be terminated by mechanical or chemical methods.

weeds cover crops herbicide termination 

Crop residue decomposition and nutrient release rates

Crop residue is often considered to be a valuable source of nutrients, especially when the residue is from a nitrogen-fixing legume. Learns what factors determine the amount of nutrient release and how quickly residues are decomposed.

cover crops crop residue decomposition C:N ratio 

Planting spring oats and turnips in the fall for forage

Enhanced forage allowance in late fall and early winter improves the forage budget in forage-based livestock systems. Spring oats and turnips can be an alternative, especially when farmers want to extend the grazing period.

fall forage cover crops grazing spring oats turnips 

Does grazing cover crops impact soil properties?

Integration of cover crops into no-till crop production has been recommended to regenerate soils degraded after many years of conventionally tilled, low-intensity cropping systems. A recent study investigated cover crop grazing impacts on residue return and key soil properties in west central Kansas.

cover crops soil health grazing livestock 

Flickner Innovation Farm Field Day - August 31

The Flickner Innovation Farm in Moundridge will host a field day event on Tuesday, August 31, highlighting current work by local producers, industry members, and K-State researchers to conserve water use while improving water quality and soil health.

cover crops soil health Field Day  

Field day to showcase cover crop management for livestock producers - August 24

Kansas State University research scientists and extension specialists will host a field day event on Tuesday, August 24, to discuss and demonstrate cover crop management options for soil health and water quality benefits in livestock operations.

cover crops grazing livestock Field Day  

Cover crop response to herbicides

As September begins, some producers are thinking about seeding winter cover crops in fields currently planted to corn. The successful establishment of winter cover crops is influenced by several factors. This article provides some additional details about cover crop responses to various herbicides.

weed control cover crops herbicide termination herbicide injury 


Search
Events
Subscribe