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  • Experts warn that growing continuous peanuts or other legumes close in rotation to the peanut crop can have detrimental effects on peanuts — namely soilborne diseases. This includes leguminous cover crops. Photo by Jack Dykinga, USDA Agricultural Research Service

    Can You Use Legume Cover Crops in Your Peanut Rotation?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Aug 31, 2018 

    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... Scott Tubbs of the University of Georgia in 2015, that looked at peanut yield when grown in multiple rotation lengths, from continuous peanut to every 4 years. As the rotation lengthened, peanut yield increased. Growing peanuts in a 2-year rotation increased average yield by 1,872 pounds per acre, while a 3-year rotation increased it an average 2,332 pounds. The 4-year rotation was the highest, increasing peanut yield by an average 2,348 pounds per acre...

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    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Nov 2, 2018 

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots... ”Rotate Brassicas and Maintain Weed ControlBecause brassicas don’t associate with AMF, Hart recommends farmers who are growing them space them out in their rotation... ”Avoid growing brassicas, like canola, too often in your rotation, as they don't associate with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi... Hart says that having a brassica in rotation with at least two other crops would be ideal. But for growers who are in a two-crop rotation where one is a brassica, they need to look at ways of getting other plant species in their soil, such as through intercropping or cover crops...

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    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits This Year

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    Updated Dec 30, 2019 

    Part 1: Know Your True Cost of Production Why Your TCOP Matters How to Calculate Your TCOP Part 2: Take the Emotions Out of Your Marketing Plan Why You Need a Plan How to Create a Marketing Matrix How to Determine Your Marketable Inventory How to Use a Marketing Matrix Why You Need an Accountability Partner Part 3: Replace Dead Assets What Are Dead Assets? What Are Productive Assets? Part 4: Manage Your Cash Flow Conversion Cycle What a Cash Flow Conversion Cycle Is How to Speed Up Incoming Flows How to Postpone Outgoing Flows How to Minimize Paying Interest Part 5: Start Using Cover Crops. ... And Accompanying Crop Rotations What Is Equipment Efficiency? What Scale-Related Questions Do You Need to Ask Yourself? When Does It Make Sense to Add Equipment? Part 1: Know Your True Cost of Production Want to make more money farming this year? Step one is to know your true cost of production (TCOP)... Take stock of the cropping history and future rotation plans of those fields... And Accompanying Crop Rotations We’re big believers in getting the profitability and efficiency aspects correct before chasing scale...

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    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2018 

    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... “Some of our fields in a 3-year rotation are going to see 14 different species... ”Kloot recommends including warm- and cool-season grasses, broadleaves and legumes in your rotation...

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    How to Create a Low-Input, High-Revenue System with Wide-Row Intercropping

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Dec 9, 2019 

    In Gaston, Ind. , Jason Mauck is farming a little differently from his neighbors. Unlike the typical corn-and-soybean monocropping system, for the last 5 years Mauck has been doing low population, wide-row relay intercropping. So far he has seen success with soybeans into wheat, but he’s also working on corn intercropped with a legume... Seed Wheat EarlyFor those following a corn-wheat-soybean rotation like Mauck, the relay intercropping system technically starts with corn when you select your hybrid...

    Categories: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat

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    20 Years Later: What Roundup Ready Crops Taught Us About Weed Management

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published Aug 21, 2018 

    It’s been over two decades since the first Roundup Ready crops were planted in commercial fields. At the time of introduction, the technology was revolutionary for farmers, who found a highly effective and convenient chemistry to control a broad spectrum of weeds. Roundup Ready corn and soybeans quickly became the norm in fields across the United States, and as a result, application of glyphosate increased dramatically. The initial ease and success of Roundup Ready technology may have caused some farmers to become lax with their weed management programs, which was ultimately a factor in the introduction of glyphosate-resistant weeds... Changing up the crop rotation is another production practice that can help introduce variability in herbicide options...

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    On the Offensive with Cover Crops

    By Pat Rogers

    Published Jan 24, 2018 

    In the past few years, we have made a concerted effort to increase the usage of cover crops and other conservation practices on our farm. I have learned a lot of lessons from this experience but one stands out above the rest. Being a good steward of the environment and aiming to produce high yields don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, I would argue that if intensively managed, conservation practices should significantly enhance yields... ● Try to plan in advance your crop rotations so that your cover crops complement your cash crops and don’t inadvertently suppress them...

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    What’s root knot nematode?

    By Darren Chan

    Published May 7, 2019 

    Root-knot nematodes are one of the three most economically damaging genera of plant-parasitic nematodes on horticultural and field crops. Root-knot nematodes are very small and they parasitic the roots of thousands of plant species, including monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous, herbaceous and woody plants. They dwell in the soil, attack the roots of the plant to extract water and nutrients. As a result, large galls or “knots” can form throughout the root systems of infected plants... Agricultural controlStrengthen inspection and quarantine, and try to reduce or even eliminate the transmission of root-knot nematodes through seedlings, machinery, tools and other human factorsReasonable rotation can reduce the amount of soil nematodes and reduce the occurrence of diseasesTreat sick strains thoroughly and fertilize and irrigate rationallySelect anti-root knot nematode varieties or choose root-knot nematode rootstock for graftingBiological controlThe biological preparation has the advantages of good compatibility, eco-friendly...

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    Weed Control in Organic Soybean Farms

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    Prevent weeds from establishing in the fields through good sanitation, crop rotation, and cover crops... Crop RotationScientists have shown that having more species of weeds is better for soybean yield than having one or few very dominant weeds... Crop rotation prevents any weed species from gaining dominance... “Multiple year crop rotations change the weed mix and yearly weed pressures. A rotation can break disease and pest cycles providing healthier, more vigorous competitive crops,” says Dan Rossman from the Michigan State University Extension...

    Categories: Crop Protection, Soybeans, Organic Row Crops

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    How to solve the problem of Root knot nematodes in your garden

    By Darren Chan

    Published Nov 2, 2018 

    Target CropsTomato vegetables, peppers, carrots and lots of other vegetable crops. Tomato vegetables are moderately prone to root knot nematodes. Where to find All over the world, in warm temperate climatesBrief infoRoot knot nematodes are small eelworms living in soil and be plant parasites once they use tomato roots as their nurseries. Usually nematodes enter tomato roots through plant’s small injuries... Good crop rotations prevent nematode build up in a number of gardens, but root knot nematodes might be inevitable in sandy soils in warm climates...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Irrigation

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  • Steven Schumacher United States, CO, Peetz

    About: We dryland farm in northeastern Colorado. We use a rotation of wheat, corn, and fallow while also raising proso millet depending on the year. We have also been starting to incorporate cover crops into our operation.
    Interests: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Marketing, Precision Agriculture, Corn, Wheat, Beef, Swine

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  • Experts warn that growing continuous peanuts or other legumes close in rotation to the peanut crop can have detrimental effects on peanuts — namely soilborne diseases. This includes leguminous cover crops. Photo by Jack Dykinga, USDA Agricultural Research Service

    Can You Use Legume Cover Crops in Your Peanut Rotation?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Aug 31, 2018 

    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... Scott Tubbs of the University of Georgia in 2015, that looked at peanut yield when grown in multiple rotation lengths, from continuous peanut to every 4 years. As the rotation lengthened, peanut yield increased. Growing peanuts in a 2-year rotation increased average yield by 1,872 pounds per acre, while a 3-year rotation increased it an average 2,332 pounds. The 4-year rotation was the highest, increasing peanut yield by an average 2,348 pounds per acre...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Peanuts

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    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Nov 2, 2018 

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots... ”Rotate Brassicas and Maintain Weed ControlBecause brassicas don’t associate with AMF, Hart recommends farmers who are growing them space them out in their rotation... ”Avoid growing brassicas, like canola, too often in your rotation, as they don't associate with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi... Hart says that having a brassica in rotation with at least two other crops would be ideal. But for growers who are in a two-crop rotation where one is a brassica, they need to look at ways of getting other plant species in their soil, such as through intercropping or cover crops...

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    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits This Year

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Updated Dec 30, 2019 

    Part 1: Know Your True Cost of Production Why Your TCOP Matters How to Calculate Your TCOP Part 2: Take the Emotions Out of Your Marketing Plan Why You Need a Plan How to Create a Marketing Matrix How to Determine Your Marketable Inventory How to Use a Marketing Matrix Why You Need an Accountability Partner Part 3: Replace Dead Assets What Are Dead Assets? What Are Productive Assets? Part 4: Manage Your Cash Flow Conversion Cycle What a Cash Flow Conversion Cycle Is How to Speed Up Incoming Flows How to Postpone Outgoing Flows How to Minimize Paying Interest Part 5: Start Using Cover Crops. ... And Accompanying Crop Rotations What Is Equipment Efficiency? What Scale-Related Questions Do You Need to Ask Yourself? When Does It Make Sense to Add Equipment? Part 1: Know Your True Cost of Production Want to make more money farming this year? Step one is to know your true cost of production (TCOP)... Take stock of the cropping history and future rotation plans of those fields... And Accompanying Crop Rotations We’re big believers in getting the profitability and efficiency aspects correct before chasing scale...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Cover Crops

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    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2018 

    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... “Some of our fields in a 3-year rotation are going to see 14 different species... ”Kloot recommends including warm- and cool-season grasses, broadleaves and legumes in your rotation...

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    How to Create a Low-Input, High-Revenue System with Wide-Row Intercropping

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Dec 9, 2019 

    In Gaston, Ind. , Jason Mauck is farming a little differently from his neighbors. Unlike the typical corn-and-soybean monocropping system, for the last 5 years Mauck has been doing low population, wide-row relay intercropping. So far he has seen success with soybeans into wheat, but he’s also working on corn intercropped with a legume... Seed Wheat EarlyFor those following a corn-wheat-soybean rotation like Mauck, the relay intercropping system technically starts with corn when you select your hybrid...

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    20 Years Later: What Roundup Ready Crops Taught Us About Weed Management

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published Aug 21, 2018 

    It’s been over two decades since the first Roundup Ready crops were planted in commercial fields. At the time of introduction, the technology was revolutionary for farmers, who found a highly effective and convenient chemistry to control a broad spectrum of weeds. Roundup Ready corn and soybeans quickly became the norm in fields across the United States, and as a result, application of glyphosate increased dramatically. The initial ease and success of Roundup Ready technology may have caused some farmers to become lax with their weed management programs, which was ultimately a factor in the introduction of glyphosate-resistant weeds... Changing up the crop rotation is another production practice that can help introduce variability in herbicide options...

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    On the Offensive with Cover Crops

    By Pat Rogers

    Published Jan 24, 2018 

    In the past few years, we have made a concerted effort to increase the usage of cover crops and other conservation practices on our farm. I have learned a lot of lessons from this experience but one stands out above the rest. Being a good steward of the environment and aiming to produce high yields don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, I would argue that if intensively managed, conservation practices should significantly enhance yields... ● Try to plan in advance your crop rotations so that your cover crops complement your cash crops and don’t inadvertently suppress them...

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    What’s root knot nematode?

    By Darren Chan

    Published May 7, 2019 

    Root-knot nematodes are one of the three most economically damaging genera of plant-parasitic nematodes on horticultural and field crops. Root-knot nematodes are very small and they parasitic the roots of thousands of plant species, including monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous, herbaceous and woody plants. They dwell in the soil, attack the roots of the plant to extract water and nutrients. As a result, large galls or “knots” can form throughout the root systems of infected plants... Agricultural controlStrengthen inspection and quarantine, and try to reduce or even eliminate the transmission of root-knot nematodes through seedlings, machinery, tools and other human factorsReasonable rotation can reduce the amount of soil nematodes and reduce the occurrence of diseasesTreat sick strains thoroughly and fertilize and irrigate rationallySelect anti-root knot nematode varieties or choose root-knot nematode rootstock for graftingBiological controlThe biological preparation has the advantages of good compatibility, eco-friendly...

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    Weed Control in Organic Soybean Farms

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    Prevent weeds from establishing in the fields through good sanitation, crop rotation, and cover crops... Crop RotationScientists have shown that having more species of weeds is better for soybean yield than having one or few very dominant weeds... Crop rotation prevents any weed species from gaining dominance... “Multiple year crop rotations change the weed mix and yearly weed pressures. A rotation can break disease and pest cycles providing healthier, more vigorous competitive crops,” says Dan Rossman from the Michigan State University Extension...

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    How to solve the problem of Root knot nematodes in your garden

    By Darren Chan

    Published Nov 2, 2018 

    Target CropsTomato vegetables, peppers, carrots and lots of other vegetable crops. Tomato vegetables are moderately prone to root knot nematodes. Where to find All over the world, in warm temperate climatesBrief infoRoot knot nematodes are small eelworms living in soil and be plant parasites once they use tomato roots as their nurseries. Usually nematodes enter tomato roots through plant’s small injuries... Good crop rotations prevent nematode build up in a number of gardens, but root knot nematodes might be inevitable in sandy soils in warm climates...

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  • Posted By Laura Barrera
    Jun 1, 2018 

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    Posted By Laura Barrera
    Jun 15, 2018 

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    Posted By Amanda Allworth
    Jun 20, 2018 

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    Posted By Laura Barrera
    Aug 31, 2018 

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    Posted By Cover Crops
    May 18, 2018 

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    Posted By Cover Crops
    Dec 12, 2018 

    https://www.americanagriculturist.com/crop-protection/choose-herbicides-now-cover-crops-mind
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    Posted By Corn Growers Group
    Jun 15, 2018 

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    Posted By Cover Crops
    Jun 2, 2018 

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    Posted By Cover Crops
    Jun 15, 2018 

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    Posted By Corn Growers Group
    Jun 20, 2018 

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