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Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:34 PM CST

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Chase Brown was interested to see what cover crops can and can't do. "We hear about all the benefits; however, there was little research to prove or disprove," said the Warrensburg, Illinois, farmer, who farms with his father, David, and uncle, Joe.

The chance to join the Soil Health Partnership, an initiative of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), offered the Brown family a unique opportunity to do these studies on their own farm. "By doing side-by-side strips across the field using cover crops and conventional tillage methods, we can get an idea of the long-term ...

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