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Cover crops are planted

The 2013 cover crop study has been planted. While we are right where we need to be as far as calendar date, other conditions are less than perfect. It is dry at the NIARC and we are not getting quite as much light to the soil surface as we would like, especially in the soybean. Despite limited yellowing of the leaves, our 30" row soybeans did not completely canopy the row, so we chose to plant our soybean cover crops the same day as our corn. We will keep you updated on the success of our emergence.

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