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Event Champions Cover Crops
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Feb 18, 2014 03:55 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Intense rainfalls in recent years caused Ray Gaesser, president of the American Soybean Association, to start growing rye grass as a cover crop on his southwest Iowa farm to help stop soil erosion, he told a crowd at the National Conference on Cover Crops & Soil Health on Tuesday.

Extreme weather conditions have pushed at least some farmers to consider cover crops. Gaesser had not tilled his ground in more than two decades and he used terraces to help reduce erosion, but more frequent, intense rain events caused him to look for more options to curb erosion.

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