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Agronomy

What cover crops work good before corn?

We are very happy with cereal rye ahead of soybeans, but it seems to have a negative effect ahead of corn even if we terminate early. Have you had good luck planting any other kind of cover crop after soybeans ahead of corn? How do you seed it? Our primary goals would be to cover the soil to help increase water infiltration and build organic matter, but producing N or being able to graze cattle would be a plus.

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

These may offer some answers on issues with corn after cereal rye. The first is university research. The second is farmer experience and adv...

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Verified FBN Member (KS)

We’ve been drilling it immediately after harvest. It seems that where the rye was we don’t get quite as good of a stand and it seems to slow...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

I’m very similar to this with my prescription. From seeding cc to planting corn. It seems that there is some pressure on the next corn crop.


Verified FBN Member (IA)

We have used RTK NH 3 on live rye in spring and then planted on top of these pseudo strip till rows. If rye is big terminate pre plant. Last...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

I’m curious too about different mixes. I’m bound by a couple contracts to seed cc on some eqip acres. There of course you have to meet a cri...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

Not for certain that there is anything wrong with it but I know it’s tougher to kill once you put out N. Or at least slower to die. Ideally ...

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

What is the concern with the rye? Too much biomass? N tie up? Going to seed?


Trit will be a bit less biomass, and not speed through boot t...

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

Winter seeding you can use hairy vetch for a good bit of N, maybe mixed with a touch of rye, winter peas, maybe a dash of radish or rapeseed...

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