53 episodes

Podcast by Cover Crop Strategies

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Podcast by Cover Crop Strategies

    Negotiating a Lease with Cover Crops

    Negotiating a Lease with Cover Crops

    If you have always wanted to try cover crops, but live in an area with a short growing season, this podcast is for you! There are many variables involved when planting cover crops in a short growing season, according to Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)

    • 52 min
    Cover Crops And Forage: A Win-Win

    Cover Crops And Forage: A Win-Win

    Using cover crops as forage for livestock is a profitable and effective way to make cover crops a win-win situation. Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff welcomes guest speaker Monte Bottens, a California crop consultant, in this week’s podcast to discuss how to choose the best cover crop mixes for grazing, how to scale regenerative agriculture, how cash cropping can mesh with grazing livestock, and more. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)

    • 50 min
    Having The Hard Conversations About Cover Crops

    Having The Hard Conversations About Cover Crops

    Although cover crops are becoming more mainstream, there are still those growers out there who are resistant to the idea, according to Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. This podcast shares tips on how to have conversations with your neighbors and other farmers about using cover crops. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)

    • 46 min
    Less Fertilizer Needed for Vegetables When Grown with Covers

    Less Fertilizer Needed for Vegetables When Grown with Covers

    Cover crops are particularly impressive at controlling weeds in a vegetable production system, says Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. In this podcast, Groff explains how covers supply nitrogen in the soil for vegetable plants, why cover crops should not be used with early-producing vegetables, how pumpkins are cleaner when grown with covers, and more. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)

    • 34 min
    Growing Your Own Cover Crop Seed

    Growing Your Own Cover Crop Seed

    Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff says that he’s learned to plant hairy vetch with cereal rye and triticale when it will be used for seed. In this podcast, Groff explains why you might want to grow your own seed, the limitations to growing your own cover crop seed, why growing your own cover crop seed may require special harvesting equipment modifications, and more. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)

    • 51 min
    Making Cover Crops Work In Areas With Less Than 20 Inch Rainfall: Part 2

    Making Cover Crops Work In Areas With Less Than 20 Inch Rainfall: Part 2

    While cover crops are being utilized across the U.S., in all 50 states, adoption has lagged behind a bit in semi-arid climates due to concerns about soil moisture being depleted.

    After sharing some real examples of farmers from semi-arid climates that are using cover crops in part 1, Steve Groff leads a question-and-answer discussion in part 2 with farmers about the challenges of managing covers in low-rainfall areas. Groff and farmers discuss weather and timing issues, soil moisture considerations, nutrient management and cover crop species that seem to work best in droughty situations.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

Greg PV ,

Multi species with wheat

Steve, I just listed to this podcast. We have a growing number of cattle producers growing wheat for silage in our area which lets them cut it in early June and still plant a full season soybean or corn silage crop afterwards. With that said, is there a legume that would either reduce inputs, improve silage quality or both that you would recommend intercropping with the wheat? We are talking fall planted wheat in Northwest Ohio. Thanks

Rambo JoBo ,

Tremendous Information

I cannot thank you enough on the amount of
insight, education and motivation for no-till farming. I love the sharing of ideas and real life experience from both the farmers and facilitators, your podcast has kept me on a focused direction for a no-till operation on my new farm in SW Oregon...keep up the great work!

FarmerGood ,

Great information

Fantastic podcast. My only reason for 4 stars is that the audio ain’t great sometimes.

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