It’s time to think about getting in gear for cover crop season in the Midwest.
If you’re starting out with cover crops for the first time, here’s a handy, comprehensive Management Guide we put together a couple years ago.
If you’re familiar with cover crops, then you’ll know that spring is the time to get rid of the remaining cover crop in preparation for corn or soybean planting.
- If the cover crop is still alive, glyphosate is the best way to kill it. Follow herbicide instructions to the tee, as you don’t want to come back and kick its butt a second time…because it gets harder.
- Check out the specifics in our Management Guide.
For added tips, Here’s an article from Successful Farmer, which covers the benefits as well as some advice about types of covers to consider in the future.