Adopting Cover Crops on Your Farm

With cover crops becoming more mainstream many companies are beginning to sell seed mixes and specialized planting equipment for seeding cover crops. It is important to remember that they all companies have a goal, to turn a profit. I urge any producer interested in adopting new practices to start small and easy first. Find a no till drill and start with a single species mix, do some side by side trials and see how you like it. Producers who have a lot invested in their first try and fail are less likely to try cover crops again. Another important reminder is cover crops are not going to be the "silver bullet" that saves your farming operation. Cover crops are a compliment to existing n

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