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Considerations when Planting Green

An increasing number of growers are ‘planting green’ or have asked questions regarding this practice. ‘Planting green’ means the corn or soybean is planted directly into a growing cover crop (most often a small grain like rye or wheat) without killing it by herbicide or mechanical means first. Research on this topic is limited but we’ve received enough questions that we thought it would be helpful to share what we know, have learned, or observed regarding planting green.

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