The other thing we can use covers for is weed suppression.
This was a field of a cover crop of sorghum sudangrass the previous year.
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This field did not have one. If we have sorghum sudan like that we are going to be able to
produce this kind of residue and then it will inhibit weeds the next year.
That’s how I’m able to cut back on my herbicide use.
Last year, 2,000ac of cropland I spent $1,785 on chemical.
That’s how you make money is you don’t spend it.
This photo’s taken at a friend of mine’s in the county. This is the following spring.
He had a cover crop the previous fall. This was both peas the year before.
Put a cover crop on this field. No cover crop on this one.
That’s the next year right before planting corn.
He said he got by with zero herbicides that year and he had two passes that year on that field.