Herbicides can persist and affect future crops. Many factors effect herbicide carry over; amount of moisture, soil PH, previous crop planted, soil texture, soil organic matter level, no-till, tillage, etc. When planning on rotating to another crop always check the product label first to look for rotation restrictions. This is a quick reference guide to common herbicides and their rotation restrictions for selected crops. Refer to label to see if field bioassays should be performed before planting rotation crops, especially for rotation intervals longer than 18 months.
Herbicide Rotation Restrictions
Patch-burn grazing and winter patch grazing are heterogenous rangeland management practices that aim to increase the diversity of grass composition to benefit wildlife and maintain livestock production. To learn about producers’ desire to adopt these practices, we conducted an online survey between November 2019 and January 2020.
Soil has always been considered as a living system due to its biological components: fungi, bacteria and plant roots. Under several ongoing research projects, we started researching how we can use ‘cotton strip assay’ to compare different cover crop mixes to optimize field soil activity and build up better soil health.
Earthworms are ‘very special’ creatures on earth, and their contribution in soil nutrient cycling and fertility management has been acknowledged from the beginning of agriculture. So, the question needs to be asked, how can we help improve earthworm populations?