Will Cannon (right) sees many benefits from using cover crops on his farm, but says that integrating them into a corn and soybean cropping system requires flexibility. He encouraged attendees at his recent spring field day to try new things and not be afraid to make mistakes.
Guests got a chance to compare a variety of cover crop mixes and application methods side-by-side in a trial plot he created in partnership with the NRCS. They also learned how Will works with his landlord
Gordon Waasenar (left). They both look for ways to cut costs when adding cover crops to the farm. On Will and Gordon's operation, this means they tend to drill the majority of their cover crops which saves on custom application rates.