Cover Crop Options and Mixes for the Upper Midwest: Is a Winter Rye Monoculture the Only Option?

dc.contributor.author Appelgate, Seth
dc.contributor.author Lenssen, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Lenssen, Andrew
dc.contributor.department Extension and Experiment Station Publications
dc.contributor.department Agronomy
dc.date 2018-08-25T18:23:44.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T03:37:25Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T03:37:25Z
dc.date.embargo 2016-04-14
dc.date.issued 2016-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Winter rye (<em>Secale cereale L</em>.) is the predominant cover crop being planted by corn and soybean farmers in the upper Midwest. Winter rye is an excellent nitrogen scavenger, grows at a lower base temperature than most other potential cover crops, is very winter hardy, accumulates high levels of residue, and decreases soil erosion. In recent years, cover crop companies and different interest groups have been promoting the benefits of cover crop mixes and new cover crop species. Our study was designed to test new cover crop options and cover crop mixes for their performance in corn-soybean systems in the upper Midwest. Our objectives were to evaluate potential cover crops and cover crop mixes and their effects on 1) cover crop biomass; 2) weed community; 3) soil, water,and nutrient contents; and 4) corn health and yield.</p>
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/farmprogressreports-180814-23
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dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Science
dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Agronomy and Crop Sciences
dc.title Cover Crop Options and Mixes for the Upper Midwest: Is a Winter Rye Monoculture the Only Option?
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