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Matt Schuiteman began experimenting with cover crops on his Sioux Center farm over ten years ago. Nowadays he grows cereal rye for grazing, baling and seed. He estimates grazing a cereal rye cover provides a forage value of about $281 per acre!
We can all keep learning from each other while we practice social distancing. Take a virtual farm tour via Facebook Live with southeast Iowa cover cropper Mike Jackson. Learn how and why he uses cover crops, see some of the machinery he uses to get it done, and ask him questions!
Are you grazing cover crops this spring, or plan to in the fall? If so, it’s important to check and see if your corn or bean herbicides have grazing restrictions. Some common herbicides do not allow for grazing of cover crops or crop residue.