CROPS NEWS
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 ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • Fines for Fringe Benefits A little-noticed rule in the Affordable Care Act could impose huge penalties on small business. I...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
Survive and Thrive
New Standards Target Poultry Pathogens
Ag and Environment Outlook
Crop Tech Corner
Production Blog
Digging Into SDS
Informa Sees Record US Corn, Soy Crops
December Conditions
Give Your Pond New Life
Crop Tech Corner