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Agronomists, agronomists notice unexpected growth of cover crops

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Agronomists, agronomists notice unexpected growth of cover crops

A Wisconsin crop consultant says farmers noticed something unexpected in a cornfield where covered crops were planted.

Matt Oehmichen of Short Lane Ag Supply in Colby, Wisconsin, says silage corn was planted in 60-inch rows and covered crops that could be grazed after the 2020 silage harvest. The place where the corn line went north and south. “So this year we all paid particular attention, and you wouldn’t know that, in the season we had, you would see a little more growth in that north and south.”

Oehmichen states that there is no scientific research to explain this, but he believes that interseeding has been applied since V4, corn growth has not stopped, and cover crop growth has been restricted. increase. “This year’s Interseed window was very tight. It was at its best as Interseed started here and the sunlight transmission improved a bit.”

Oehmichen says that if the interseed was done earlier, it would be much better established regardless of which direction the cornrows were heading. “When it was interseeded in V2, it was green and thick, just like everywhere else you would see.”

Oehmichen says it’s best to target the seeds and timing of planting cover crops and capture those cover crops by the V2 stage.

Oehmichen spoke with Brownfield during a recent Professional Dairy Producers water tour.



Agronomists, agronomists notice unexpected growth of cover crops

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