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  • Jeff Schwarz United States, TX, Greenville

    Business Title: 380 Ranch
    Job Title: Manager
    About: Married, 5 children, 12 grandchildren. Current: Equine Ranch Manager. horse boarding and related activities. Also I am a Real Estate and Business Financing Agent. Former manufacturer, distributor, consultant agricultural specialty products for crop and livestock production. Customer and Agent for Limbic Arc.
    Interests: Beef Cattle, Specialty, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness, Grasses Heys, Horses

    Peg Cook United States, NY, Lowville

    Business Title: Retired
    About: I am a retired Agronomist of about 50 years that still has a passion for soils. Love to help Farmers and Farms of all sizes usecommon sense principles concerning soil questions and soil tests. I owned my own business, Cooks Consulting, for 33 yrs. before retiring due to major health issues, (heart failure and diabetes and more). I also ran my own soil test lab for 20 yrs. before having to close
    Interests: Corn, Specialty/Vegetable, Dairy, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Grasses

    Don Stickle United States, IA, Anamosa

    Interests: Corn, Canola, Beef Cattle, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Grasses

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 11 months ago

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... Grasses like sorghums, millets, rye, triticale, barleys — and oats in particular — are also excellent colonizers...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    As we learn more about what goes on in the world beneath our feet, increased attention has been placed on soil organic matter. And for good reason. While it only makes up a small percentage of most soils, the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) says it’s the “very foundation for healthy and productive soils” — and the more organic matter there is, the better the results... Kloot says that while species like grass crops tend to bring more carbon into the soil because they have more biomass, continuously growing grasses without any additional diversity will cause productivity in the soil to go down... ”Kloot recommends including warm- and cool-season grasses, broadleaves and legumes in your rotation...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Can You Use Legume Cover Crops in Your Peanut Rotation?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 4 weeks ago

    It’s common knowledge among peanut farmers that the farther out you space your peanut crops in your rotation, the better off the peanuts will be... Avoid Legumes Before Peanuts; Use Grasses InsteadBalkcom believes the rule of avoiding legumes before peanuts also applies to legume cover crops, and points out that the typical intended purpose of growing a legume cover, doesn’t make sense for growing in front a peanut crop anyway... ”Instead, Balkcom recommends farmers use grasses before peanuts, particularly cereal rye... The seven cover crops were:Common vetch (legume)Hairy vetch (legume)White clover (legume)Red clover (legume)Triticale (grass)Wheat (grass)Rye (grass)While there were no significant differences between the two years in the uninfested field, on the infested field, grasses significantly reduced nematode populations and had significantly higher yields than the legume cover crops. While the clovers followed the grasses in reducing nematode populations, the researchers point out they also had a negative impact on peanut yields...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Peanuts

    Grasses like cereal rye are a good species for beginning cover crop users as they grow fast and have fibrous roots. Photo by Stephen Ausmus, USDA Agricultural Research Service.

    Early Cover Crop Benefits: What Can You Expect in the First Year?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    In 1995, Pennsylvania farmer Steve Groff was speaking at an event when he asked the audience the question: Do cover crops pay off?His thinking at the time was that he had been no-tilling since 1982, and maybe if he no-tilled long enough, he wouldn’t need them. Ray Weil, a soil ecologist with the University of Maryland, happened to hear his question and approached Groff about doing a cover crop study on his farm. It turned into a 12-year project, from 1995 to 2007. It was in 1999, four years into it, Groff got the answer to his question... Best cover crops to begin withFor farmers who are hoping for benefits from the get-go, Kladivko says grasses like cereal rye, wheat or barley, are good ones to start with because they grow faster and have fibrous roots...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Nutrient Stratification Not a Problem in No-Till

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    A common concern growers may have when they move to a no-till system is nutrient stratification. Without tillage to mix fertilizer into the soil, no-tillers may wonder whether the nutrients applied to the soil surface are reaching the crop roots. According to University of Nebraska Extension engineer Paul Jasa and Ray Ward, plant scientist and founder of Ward Laboratories in Kearney, Neb. , the resounding answer is: yes, they are... While the calcium-magnesium in corn stalks will help slow it, broadleaf covers contain a lot more calcium-magnesium than grasses, which can help slow it even more...

    Categories: Corn, Cover Crops

  • Jeff Schwarz United States, TX, Greenville

    Business Title: 380 Ranch
    Job Title: Manager
    About: Married, 5 children, 12 grandchildren. Current: Equine Ranch Manager. horse boarding and related activities. Also I am a Real Estate and Business Financing Agent. Former manufacturer, distributor, consultant agricultural specialty products for crop and livestock production. Customer and Agent for Limbic Arc.
    Interests: Beef Cattle, Specialty, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness, Grasses Heys, Horses

    Peg Cook United States, NY, Lowville

    Business Title: Retired
    About: I am a retired Agronomist of about 50 years that still has a passion for soils. Love to help Farmers and Farms of all sizes usecommon sense principles concerning soil questions and soil tests. I owned my own business, Cooks Consulting, for 33 yrs. before retiring due to major health issues, (heart failure and diabetes and more). I also ran my own soil test lab for 20 yrs. before having to close
    Interests: Corn, Specialty/Vegetable, Dairy, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Grasses

    Don Stickle United States, IA, Anamosa

    Interests: Corn, Canola, Beef Cattle, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Grasses

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  • What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 11 months ago

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... Grasses like sorghums, millets, rye, triticale, barleys — and oats in particular — are also excellent colonizers...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    As we learn more about what goes on in the world beneath our feet, increased attention has been placed on soil organic matter. And for good reason. While it only makes up a small percentage of most soils, the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) says it’s the “very foundation for healthy and productive soils” — and the more organic matter there is, the better the results... Kloot says that while species like grass crops tend to bring more carbon into the soil because they have more biomass, continuously growing grasses without any additional diversity will cause productivity in the soil to go down... ”Kloot recommends including warm- and cool-season grasses, broadleaves and legumes in your rotation...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Can You Use Legume Cover Crops in Your Peanut Rotation?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 4 weeks ago

    It’s common knowledge among peanut farmers that the farther out you space your peanut crops in your rotation, the better off the peanuts will be... Avoid Legumes Before Peanuts; Use Grasses InsteadBalkcom believes the rule of avoiding legumes before peanuts also applies to legume cover crops, and points out that the typical intended purpose of growing a legume cover, doesn’t make sense for growing in front a peanut crop anyway... ”Instead, Balkcom recommends farmers use grasses before peanuts, particularly cereal rye... The seven cover crops were:Common vetch (legume)Hairy vetch (legume)White clover (legume)Red clover (legume)Triticale (grass)Wheat (grass)Rye (grass)While there were no significant differences between the two years in the uninfested field, on the infested field, grasses significantly reduced nematode populations and had significantly higher yields than the legume cover crops. While the clovers followed the grasses in reducing nematode populations, the researchers point out they also had a negative impact on peanut yields...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Peanuts

    Grasses like cereal rye are a good species for beginning cover crop users as they grow fast and have fibrous roots. Photo by Stephen Ausmus, USDA Agricultural Research Service.

    Early Cover Crop Benefits: What Can You Expect in the First Year?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    In 1995, Pennsylvania farmer Steve Groff was speaking at an event when he asked the audience the question: Do cover crops pay off?His thinking at the time was that he had been no-tilling since 1982, and maybe if he no-tilled long enough, he wouldn’t need them. Ray Weil, a soil ecologist with the University of Maryland, happened to hear his question and approached Groff about doing a cover crop study on his farm. It turned into a 12-year project, from 1995 to 2007. It was in 1999, four years into it, Groff got the answer to his question... Best cover crops to begin withFor farmers who are hoping for benefits from the get-go, Kladivko says grasses like cereal rye, wheat or barley, are good ones to start with because they grow faster and have fibrous roots...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Nutrient Stratification Not a Problem in No-Till

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    A common concern growers may have when they move to a no-till system is nutrient stratification. Without tillage to mix fertilizer into the soil, no-tillers may wonder whether the nutrients applied to the soil surface are reaching the crop roots. According to University of Nebraska Extension engineer Paul Jasa and Ray Ward, plant scientist and founder of Ward Laboratories in Kearney, Neb. , the resounding answer is: yes, they are... While the calcium-magnesium in corn stalks will help slow it, broadleaf covers contain a lot more calcium-magnesium than grasses, which can help slow it even more...

    Categories: Corn, Cover Crops

    How to Time Cover Crop Termination and Get an Effective Burndown

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 3 months ago

    With May 2018 to April 2019 being the wettest 12-month period on record, according to NOAA, many farmers across the nation were forced to delay planting. In fact, for the first time on record, less than half of corn was planted by May 19, says the USDA. Even by June 2, “both corn and soybean planting were proceeding at a record slow pace. ”For those with cover crops, these wet conditions likely affected their termination plans, causing some to debate whether they should terminate before or after planting... 5 pound acid equivalent (ae) — which would be 22 fluid ounces of Roundup — per acre with appropriate adjuvants should provide good control of most grasses...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Damages of nematodes on turf

    By Darren Chan

    Published 5 months ago

    In recent years, many growers around the world have recognized an increase in the incidence of turfgrass damage caused by nematodes attacks. The nematode is one of the most plentiful and oldest animals on earth. Although most nematodes are feed on microorganisms or organisms, and many are plant or animal parasites. Plant parasitic nematodes are 0... Roots of turfgrasses exhibit brown-black lesions of various sizes and shapes...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Wheat

    How to control Nematodes?

    By Elvis Wu

    Published 2 weeks ago

    In recent years, many growers around the world have recognized an increase in the incidence of turfgrass damage caused by nematodes attacks. The nematode is one of the most plentiful and oldest animals on earth. Although most nematodes are feed on microorganisms or organisms, and many are plant or animal parasites. Plant parasitic nematodes are 0... Roots of turfgrasses exhibit brown-black lesions of various sizes and shapes...

    Categories: Agribusiness

  • Posted By Cover Crops
    1 years, 4 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/early-cover-crop-benefits-what-can-you-expect-in-the-first-year-

    Posted By Laura Barrera
    1 years, 4 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/early-cover-crop-benefits-what-can-you-expect-in-the-first-year-

    Posted By Debby Cochran
    1 years, 2 months ago

    At present we are hand harvesting and cleaning pasture grasses for weaving Bee Skeps. We’re suppling our grasses to a teacher of Skep Weaving in Camas WA.
    This crop is most gratifying to work with. We use to simply brush hog it into the ground. I’ve alwas loved how beatiful and stately these tall grasses stood in our pasture. Now they are honored by being woven into fine housing for honey bees.

    Posted By Wheat Producers
    2 weeks ago

    https://www.no-tillfarmer.com/articles/9100-ergot-in-small-grains-and-grasses-6-considerations

    Posted By Cattle Group
    4 weeks ago

    https://www.farmprogress.com/beef/ecologist-asks-if-changes-carbon-impact-nutrition-quality-grass

    Posted By Rice Producers
    2 months ago

    https://agfax.com/2019/07/31/rice-weed-control-is-critical-for-profitability-in-2019/

    Posted By Mi Shetkari
    7 months ago

    Three cover crop categories exist: Grasses like cereal rye and Sudan grass; brassicas like turnips, radishes, and rapeseed; and legumes like hairy vetch and clover.

    Posted By Cover Crops
    7 months ago

    https://www.agriculture.com/crops/cover-crops/what-cover-crops-should-you-plant

    Posted By Wheat Producers
    8 months ago

    https://www.no-tillfarmer.com/articles/8496-using-computer-model-data-to-predict-wheat-forage-success

    Posted By Wheat Producers
    9 months ago

    https://agfax.com/2018/12/17/texas-wheat-new-computer-model-helps-predict-forage-success/