Equipment to manage Cover Crops in Annual Rotations

View the newsletter here: https://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes86733.pdf. One of the challenges with incorporating cover crops into annual rotations is uncertainty about which equipment can be used to manage them, specifically around cover crop termination. Last year UCCE Farm Advisors Sarah Light and Amber Vinchesi-Vahl hosted an equipment showcase field day specifically for cover crop management. One of … Continue reading Equipment to manage Cover Crops in Annual Rotations Read the rest

Ecosystem Services and Cash Crop Tradeoffs of Summer Cover Crops in Northern Region Organic Vegetable Rotations

Read the full article here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsufs.2021.635955/full Authors: Vivian M. Wauters1, Julie M. Grossman2*, Anne Pfeiffer3 and Rodrigo Cala4 1Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, United States2Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, United States3Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, United States4Cala Farms, LLC, Turtle Lake, WI, United … Continue reading Ecosystem Services and Cash Crop Tradeoffs of Summer Cover Crops in Northern Region Organic Vegetable Rotations Read the rest

USDA NRCS Evaluation of Spring Seeded Cover Crops in Colorado, Montana and North Dakota

Read the report here. Link: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_PLANTMATERIALS/publications/natpmtn13647.pdf Plant Materials Centers in Bridger, MT, Bismarck, ND and the Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center, Meeker, CO conducted a 2-year evaluation of over 50 commercially available varieties of black oats, black seeded oats, cereal rye, crimson clover, daikon radish, hairy vetch, red clover, and winter/field pea to assess their … Continue reading USDA NRCS Evaluation of Spring Seeded Cover Crops in Colorado, Montana and North Dakota Read the rest

USDA NRCS Evaluation of Cool Season Cover Crops in the Southwest Region

Read the report here. Link: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_PLANTMATERIALS/publications/natpmtn13595.pdf Plant Materials Centers (PMCs) in Tucson, AZ, Lockeford, CA, Meeker CO, Los Lunas, NM and Fallon, NV conducted a 2-year evaluation of 56 commercially available varieties of black oats, black seeded oats, cereal rye, crimson clover, daikon radish, hairy vetch, red clover, and winter/field pea to assess their adaptation … Continue reading USDA NRCS Evaluation of Cool Season Cover Crops in the Southwest Region Read the rest

USDA NRCS Evaluation of Cool Season Cover Crops in the Northwest

Read the report here. Link: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_PLANTMATERIALS/publications/natpmtn13594.pdf Plant Materials Centers (PMCs) in Aberdeen, ID, Corvallis, OR, and Pullman, WA conducted a 2-year evaluation of 56 commercially available varieties of cereal rye, hairy vetch, crimson clover, red clover, winter/field pea, black oats, black seeded oats, and daikon radish to assess their adaptation and performance as cover crops … Continue reading USDA NRCS Evaluation of Cool Season Cover Crops in the Northwest Read the rest

Cover Crop Performance and Adaptation Trials at NRCS Plant Materials Centers

Link: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/plantmaterials/technical/publications/?cid=nrcseprd1610414 The information from this resource contains reports and technical information related to the performance and adaptation of cover crops in different part of the Unites States. Farmers rely on the latest crop variety trials to make informed decisions on planting the best adapted crop variety to maximize yield given their soils and production … Continue reading Cover Crop Performance and Adaptation Trials at NRCS Plant Materials Centers Read the rest

Soil Nitrate Testing for Willamette Valley Vegetable Production (2019) EM9221

Link: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/em9221 This publication describes how to use in-season soil nitrate testing to adjust sidedress N fertilizer application rate to match crop N requirements. Data to support our recommendations comes from field trials conducted in the Willamette Valley for vegetable crops produced during summer months.… Read the rest