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More Than a Companion
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Wed Oct 9, 2013 02:58 PM CDT

My father often seeded sweet clover with oats. The oats grew in the spring and early summer and the sweet clover rallied in the fall to provide a shot of nitrogen for the corn crop that would follow. University of Nebraska agricultural engineer Paul Jasa has a similar childhood memory of standing in a wagon and scooping oats into an end-gate seeder and hairy vetch into the legume bin.

The cover crops concept has taken the countryside by storm over the past few years. Growers have learned the value of simple systems that use a grass, grain or brassica crop ...

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