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Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Fri Aug 1, 2014 12:07 PM CDT

Major weather events have left a mark on the landscape again this year. Unplanted areas or damaged crops are evident in pockets across the Corn Belt. While unfortunate, there's a possible silver lining. The situation offers an opportunity to plant a cover crop and gain some soil health improvements as long as they have a period of 45 to 60 days to grow.

It doesn't take a disaster either. Cover crops are also a good option for wheat growers that don't plan to double crop.

Keeping the land covered offers protection from soil and wind erosion and keeps it from ...

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