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As temperatures rose in mid-March, Tama County farmer Adam Nechanicky saw signs of spring. Greening cover crops are encouraging after limited growth in the fall. After six years of experimenting, he’s seeing soil health benefits accumulate and now he’s comfortable planting corn and soybeans into green cover crops.
“Terminating the cover crop as I plant in the spring saves time and money. Last year, cover crops suppressed weeds and eliminated a post-emergence herbicide pass,” said Nechanicky. “I was in the field trying to find a weed and there was nothing to spray.”
About a decade ago, Nechanicky switched to a no-till system for soybeans and makes strips in the fall for the corn seed and nutrients.
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