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Cover Crops after Corn Silage

Updated: Aug 31


Cover Crops after Corn Silage


The period after corn silage harvest provides one of the better opportunities to integrate cover crops into your cropping rotation. Now is the time to get started.

To assist growers interested in planting cover crops after corn silage, Goodhue County SWCD has Cost Share funding available.

The program is simple: select the field(s) you want to try it on, and the Goodhue SWCD will provide cost-share dollars to help with expenses. A flat rate of $25/ac for a single species cover crop mix (ex. Ryegrass) and $35/ac for a multi-species mix, up to 40 acres for a 3 year term. The good thing about this program is that you decide how and when you plant the cover crop to best fit your operation. Inter-seeding into standing a standing crop is 1 option, aerial applying with a plane/helicopter or a highboy is another, or simply drill the cover crop after harvest. The choice is yours.

For more information on cover crops, visit our SWCD Cover Crop webpage. https://www.goodhueswcd.org/cover-crops

If you are interested, sign up is required prior to planting the cover crop. For more info on signing up, call the Goodhue SWCD office @ 651-923-5286 ask for Coty or Chris.

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