Terminating Cereal Rye After Planting Soybeans

While maximizing the benefits of cover crops requires extending their growing period, prolonging growth and delaying termination beyond the date of soybean emergence is not allowed under federal crop insurance rules. Sam Bennett, Tim Sieren and Jon Bakehouse compared cereal rye biomass, soybean stand counts and soybean yield between strips in which a rye cover […]

Terminating Cereal Rye After Planting Soybeans

While maximizing the benefits of cover crops requires extending their growing period, prolonging growth and delaying termination beyond the date of soybean emergence is not allowed under federal crop insurance rules. Sam Bennett, Tim Sieren and Jon Bakehouse compared cereal rye biomass, soybean stand counts and soybean yield between strips in which a rye cover […]

Williams Ranch Case Study: Comparison of Cover Cropping and Chemical Fallow in Low Precipitation Dryland Cropping Systems of the Inland Pacific Northwest

Chemical fallow is a widely adopted agronomic technique in the low precipitation dryland cropping systems of the Western U.S., including the Inland Pacific Northwest, as a risk management tool. Besides being effective in minimizing erosion, chemical fallow offers little for improving soil health and performance. As an alternative, cover cropping has been considered for its […]