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Farmers can hay, graze or cut cover crops for silage, haylage or baleage on prevented plant acres on or after Sept. 1 and still maintain eligibility for their full 2019 prevented planting indemnity.

Cover crops help build your soil profile and open channels to allow heavy rain to quickly infiltrate into the ground where it is useful to plants.

Starting with 2016 and continuing through '17 and '18 the Indiana State Seed Lab has had high failure rates on both regulatory and service samples of rye.

Farmers gathered at Pilgram Farm, Mercer County, to discuss cover crops April 11. Researchers, educators and producers all chimed in to give advice.

Regaining soil health means higher yields and more aggregate stability. Experts describe the need to treat soil like a living breathing being.

Grazing winter cover crops can provide winter forage for livestock, increase soil biology and organic matter and decrease soil erosion and nutrient runoff.

If you want to ensure the best chances of a successful cover crop seeding in the coming fall, initial planning needs to start now.

University of Illinois research shows that migratory birds prefer to rest and refuel in fields with cover crops.

Keeping the soil covered and active, with a living root zone for more of the year, leads to long-term soil improvements, productivity, and profitability.

Late-summer is an excellent time to establish alfalfa. Plant alfalfa from August 1st to August 15th in northern Ohio and until August 30th in southern Ohio.
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