The USDA’s Risk Management Agency released Frequently Asked Questions on cover crop management and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Cover Crop Termination Guidelines.
Cover Crop Solutions, a cover crop seed producer and agronomic solutions company, has named Dr. Tracy Blackmer director of research.
The annual conference will offer the latest information on conservation tillage including cover crops, no-till, soil quality, seeding technology, water quality and nutrient management.
The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) has announced its Cover Crop Summit will take place November 20-21 in the Fort Wayne, IN, area.
The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) has received a $482,000 Conservation Innovation Grant to study the benefits of cover crops.
It is generally accepted by growers and researchers that nutrient losses can be more pronounced in no-till production systems due to increased soil microbial activity, soil temperature and other factors. Plant uptake of nutrients can be especially challenged due to increased post-application losses of phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) fertilizers. These losses can be offset
A USDA assessment shows the benefits of farmer-led conservation efforts to reducing the loss of sediment and nutrients from farm fields.
During the 2012 drought, corn and soybean yields improved following cover crops, according to a recently released report with detailed results from a farmer survey on cover crops. The survey was carried out in partnership between the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), Indianapolis, and the USDA North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
Over the past year there has been some disagreement among USDA agencies concerning cover crops. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Risk Management Agency (RMA) have been sending farmers mixed messages about the value of cover crops. In some states (not Pennsylvania) RMA would not permit crops following cover crops to be insured
Several farmers and other agriculture professionals in Livingston County, IL, will soon be in the national spotlight. The Conservation Technology Information Center’s (CTIC) 2013 Conservation in Action Tour will take place July 9-10 at several sites around the county. This year’s tour brings together agriculture leaders, such as farmers, crop advisers, regulators and lawmakers, from