Cover crops in Minnesota: Recent challenges and future solutions

In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, we’re talking about cover crops in Minnesota: Recent challenges and future solutions. What were the cover crop issues for 2022 and 2023? Based on the conditions right now and from last spring, what might some good management practices be going forward? What was the decision-making process for a panelist adjusting rye seeding rate requirements in the fall of 2024 when drilled. What advice would the panel have for someone brand new to cover crops, and who has concerns that were exacerbated by this last cycle? 

  • Anna Cates, Extension soil health specialist (St. Paul)
  • Jeff Vetsch, U of M researcher (Waseca)
  • Jared House, Grant County Soil & Water Conservation District (Elbow Lake)
  • Ryan Buetow, Minnesota NRCS State Agronomist (St. Paul)
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Cover crops in Minnesota: Recent challenges and future solutions
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