Our featured farmer for this issue is
Wayne Fredericks. Wayne and his wife, Ruth, farm in Mitchell County, just southwest of Osage. They raise corn and soybeans on 756 acres in a 50-50 rotation, and have been long-time users of no-till and strip-till. More recently, they have added cover crops to the operation.
Last week, Wayne held a field day discussing his cover crop playbook. He touched on termination methods specifically terminating rye before corn. Below you will find Wayne’s herbicide program and pictures from planting corn into a strip tilled rye field for a trial with Iowa Soybean Association's On-Farm Network (left) and corn emerging from the early terminated and delay terminated rye cover crop trial (right).