Leaving corn residue on fields provides a protective blanket for soil. This reduces erosion and water runoff by increasing water infiltration. But as good as this sounds, many farmers understandably ask, “How much residue is too much?”
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Fall-seeded winter grains help to eliminate many of the issues associated with spring planting. One of these issues is trying to plant in wet soil. Winter grains also provide cover to avoid soil erosion in the winter and spring.
The choice of alfalfa seeds can be difficult. While some will say the cheapest variety is the way to go, agricultural and seed experts will tell you that this is rarely the case. In fact, variety performance almost always trumps price.
Many farmers look to save money on the cost of seed corn. The fact is, however, that cutting seed corn costs won’t do much for profits when you look at overall yield.
Cover crops seem to be all the rage these days. However, not everyone is sold on the idea of cover crops, including many farmers.
Many individuals mistakenly believe that it makes good sense for farmers to save seeds from the current year to plant the next year. After all, purchasing seeds is a significant expense, right?