VANTAGE embarked on a multi-species cover crop project in 2012, funded by Natural Resource Conservation Service – Conservation Innovation Grant. Here are some photos taken today (click to enlarge).
From left to right – rye, clover, rapeseed/turnip, radish (long since winter killed); rye alone; & triticale, hairy vetch.
Barley was sown next to an area left unplanted. Below is a photo taken today followed by a photo taken two weeks ago.
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NRCS has some great resources on improving soil health, in turn enhancing productivity and conservation.
Click here to “hear directly from some of the nation’s leading farmers to find out how they’re using soil health management systems to make their farms more profitable, productive and sustainable.”
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We hosted a very successful soil quality meeting last week at VANTAGE President Anthony Beery’s farm. Anthony dug a soil pit and we discussed improving soils through no-till practices. Anthony also discussed his experience with manure injection and planter set-up.
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Here’s a fun video. Hope you enjoy. The second video offers a primer on vertical tillage, just to keep things professional around here!
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In order to follow up on yesterdays slug post, here are some approximate prices for both Deadline slug bait and Lannate.
Deadline slug bait application at 10lb/acre = About $27 per acre
Lannate application at 1.5 pints/acre = About $6 per acre
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