Interseeding Cover Crops Into Early Vegetative Stage Corn
Cover crops (CC) have the potential to improve soil health and sustainability of cropping operations. In corn systems it is difficult to incorporate cover crops due to the short growing windows before planting and after harvest. Having the cover crop establish while the corn is growing may be an option to increase the CC biomass and the potential benefits. This project is evaluating the impacts of incorporating early interseeded cover crops with and without grazing on soil health and yield. This research and education project will allow us to gain new knowledge of integrated management impacts on soil health, crop and cattle productivity and farm profitability.