NEWS
Cover Crops Helped in Drought
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Jul 9, 2013 07:57 AM CDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (DTN) -- Despite last year's drought, farmers in the Corn Belt reported higher corn and soybean yields on their fields following cover crops than on their fields where no cover crops were grown.

That's one of the takeaways of a cover crop survey released Monday by the USDA North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program along with the Conservation Technology Information Center. The survey focused on cover crop adoption, benefits, challenges and yield impacts.

The survey of more than 750 farmers was conducted following one of the worst droughts in recent memory, stretching mainly from Ohio ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Rates Too Low Too Long Discounted interest rates have led to unintended consequences in land values, a shortage of funds...
  • Center Pivots Take a Beating Severe storms in mid-June have damaged hundreds of center pivot irrigation systems in Nebraska al...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • A Hunger for High-Tech The Gruhlkey brothers of Wildorado, Texas, are using technology and thoughtful cropping choices t...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • No More Outlaw Vets Veterinarians can start breathing a little easier now when they go to work, without the fear that...
  • Ask the Vet My vet diagnosed anaplaz and I've never heard of that.
Related News Stories
Exporters Report Soybean Sales
USDA Reports Soy Sales
USDA Reports Soybean Sales
Brazil Invests in Ag - 2
USDA Reports Soybean Sale
USDA Reports Soybean, Corn Sales
Foothold in the Feed Bin
Exporters Report Soybean Sale
Who Burned the Beans?
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy