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Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:39 PM CDT

Devoted cover croppers are feeling the window close on seeding cover crops. This fall harvest is running about two weeks behind in many areas. That's complicated seeding into standing crops to get a good stand and delayed direct seeding. After the poor stands many experienced last year, some growers are understandably worried about the prospects.

I have seeded covers between early September (aerial) and Dec. 21 (drilled). However, it is true that planting later changes your options and should alter expectations.

Location makes a difference in late cover cropping decisions. Our family farm is about 100 miles north of I-80 ...

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