INTEGRATING COVER CROPS INTO CROP ROTATIONS IN UPSTATE MISSOURI

Studies have found cover crops improved soil health, prevented erosion, reduced compaction, assisted in weed control, and have increased commodity yields over time (Myers et al., 2015). Cartwright (2016) found that long-term cover crop use led to improvements in soil physical and biological properties that improved over all soil health,thus resulting in net benefits that […]

RELAY- AND DOUBLE-CROP PRODUCTION SYSTEMS FOR WHEAT

Wheat is produced as a single-and double-crop depending on the location in the U.S. and is an excellent cover crop for highly erodible soils typically found in upstate Missouri. Inter-and double-crop production systems provide farmers with opportunities to increase production and returns while providing cover to soils that are typically highly erodible.

Final Results from a Multi-state Study on Cover Crop Termination with Herbicides

Cover crops can serve as a useful tool of an integrated weed management program. Our research has shown that cover crops such as cereal rye can provide good control of winter annual weeds and other troublesome species like horseweed, and also provide early-season suppression of summer annual weeds like waterhemp. However, proper spring termination of […]

MISSISSIPPI COVER CROP VARIETY TRIALS, 2019 (Starkville)

Varieties of several cover crop species were evaluated in 2019 as part of Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) small-plot trials. Entries were provided by seed companies as well as breeding programs at state universities