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
Grazing cover crops by cattle provides an option to offset cover crop seed costs and increase farm revenue. To facilitate farmers’ decision making, this article will evaluate the economic profitability from grazing cattle on cover crops using a partial budgeting approach.
While livestock producers know that moldy grain and forage are not ideal feedstuffs, they also know that stored feed occasionally contains a small amount of visible mold, and that their animals consume it with no obvious adverse effects. The question arises, how much mold is too much for a feed to be unsuitable for animals?
Reclaiming marginal lands, especially those considered saline or sodic can be very challenging and may take many years to accomplish. The key to turning around salt or alkali areas in your fields, begins with getting a living root established in the affected area.