Nutrient & Soil Management Resources
We’ve conducted an experiment over the last two years to compare how wheat and cereal rye perform as cover crops—research funded by the Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board.
Row crop producers recently got a first look at the results of a groundbreaking University of Kentucky research project that should increase production on their farms and their bottom lines.
Several University of Kentucky soil scientists, an economist, a forage specialist, and other experts gathered in Princeton on October 3 to share findings from research that looked at getting rid of an issue for many western Kentucky farmers, the fragipan.
Spring application of poultry litter is ideal for maximizing the economic value of poultry litter but faces challenges that include wet soil conditions, lack of time to spread litter near planting, and availability of poultry litter in the spring. Therefore, it is a common practice in Kentucky to apply poultry litter in the fall.
Like all agricultural practices there can be drawbacks if a cover crop is not managed properly. As we quickly approach the time to plant cover crops let’s look at how to gain the benefits of cover crops and avoiding the situation of a cover crop becoming a pest or introducing a pest.