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Two for One: Cover Crop Seeding Equipment to Save Passes

Coupling cover crop seeding with another equipment pass offers a promising way to cut application costs and scale up acres. Learn from these panelists about the innovative ways they are modifying their machinery: an air seeder mounted onto a vertical tillage implement, a Gandy box mounted on a combine head and the Drill Combine. Max Pitt is associate professor of business at Graceland University’s C.H. Sandage School of Business. Max grew up on a family farm in the Loess Hills of western Iowa, and is focused on improving soil and water quality to improve profitability for farmers. Ray McCormick is a fourth-generation farmer from Knox County, Indiana. Ray never tills, and he uses cover crops on his 2,200 acres of non-GMO corn and soybeans. He also manages 2,000 acres of wetlands and woodlands for conservation habitat. Ryan Corrie raises corn and soybeans on his farm in Schuyler County, Illinois. Ryan has used cover crops to improve soil health since 2013.

Length: 57:56

Year Produced: 2021

State: Illinois

Cropping Systems: Corn, Soybean

Tags: planting equipment, Vertical Tillage

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