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Haven’t Mowed? Wait on That Cover Crop Burn Down!

It’s April and lawns may have greened up, but that doesn’t mean cover crops are actively growing. Understanding effects of night time low temperatures, that different cover crops species may break dormancy at different times, and other considerations are key to successful termination.Walton, Indiana farmer Cameron Mills and Pierceton, Indiana farmer Jamie Scott talk about key considerations in their farming operations – including Plans A, B, C, and D…Their plans change because they are always looking ahead. Jamie and Cameron also talk about looking ahead to fall… and winter. Some residual herbicides can affect emergence. In addition some may affect root growth to an extent that cover crops may not overwinter well.

Length: 24:21

Year Produced: 2020

State: Indiana

Cropping Systems: Corn, Forage, Other Grains, Soybean

Tags: herbicide application