JULY 30, 2018 12:18 PM
We all know that cover crops can assist with weed management, with the potential to reduce herbicide costs, but what are individual farmers actually reporting? Zeb Winslow, a corn, soybean and cotton producer in Scotland Neck, North Carolina, reduced his herbicide by roughly 50% by planting cover crops. For best results, cover crop seed mixes should be used rather than a monocrop. Cover crops can be terminated mechanically or chemically, but terminating as late as possible is recommended. According to Winslow, in North Carolina, “Aboveground biomass can double between early April and early May,” which helps weed suppression throughout the growing season. For more information and resources, click here!