Clair Keene, a researcher at The Pennsylvania State University, and her colleagues wanted to find the perfect time to crimp-kill a cover crop: grown long enough to make biomass adequate to suppress weeds, but not far enough along to make seeds.
Field Notes – June 2017
As summer looms, many thoughts turn to water. For this month’s issue, we focus on some farm- and ranch-related aspects of that life-giving liquid.
We highlight a report full of advice on how to protect the ecological benefits of streamside vegetation from thirsty livestock.
Next, we focus in on one way to achieve that, by putting watering points in more pastures.
Finally, we point to the results of an heirloom sorghum variety trial – which included assessing the crop’s resistance to a tropical storm!
But first of all, check out David Redhage’s advice on trying new crops.Field Notes – June 2017 (PDF, 500 KB)