Southeast Iowa Farmer: Tweaks To Planter For Cover Crop Seeding

Steve Berger, a demonstration farm participant in the Soil Health Partnership, started to no-till in 1978. He has experimented with cover crops since 2000 and has planted all of his farm to cereal rye for the past 10 years. Berger knows that adding cover crops to your farm’s system isn’t simple. The Wellman, Iowa, farmer[…]

Northern Iowa Cover Crop Pioneer: Start Slow, Terminate Early

Wayne Fredericks, a strong conservationist and former president of the Iowa Soybean Association, began no-till soybean planting in 1992 and started strip-tilling corn in 2001.  He began testing strips of cereal rye cover crops in 2012 on his farm near Osage in Mitchell County. Last fall, he seeded rye ahead of all of this year’s[…]