Cover Cropping Systems

Cover Cropping Systems


I’m Brent Schwenneker. I’m the Learning Center Manager here at Huxley, Iowa. We balance out between our demo showcases and actual research trials anywhere from 30 to 40 different projects in any given year. We do a fair amount of sustainability trials. We did one last year where we focused in on termination of our cover crop to see what was the best method to terminate that cover crop and then get the best corn crop established behind that cover crop, with the herbicide and no-till portion being about 20 bushels better. Water infiltration rates are certainly improved with that cover cropping system where it does that work below ground for you so once you get that hard rain, that water will filtrate down through the soil profile much easier with that cover cropping system.

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