Posted: March 2, 2020

Allowing cover crops to grow two weeks longer in the spring and planting corn and soybean crops into them before termination is a strategy that may help no-till farmers deal with wet springs, according to researchers in the college.

The approach--known as planting green--could help no-till farmers counter soil erosion, nutrient losses, soils holding too much moisture and causing a delay in the planting of main crops, and slug damage to the main crop.

--Jeff Mulhollem