Thursday, April 13, 2017
Spring Management of Cover Crops
Winter-killed cover crops should have died over the winter. However, conditions sometimes allow cover crops that would have normally winter-killed to survive into the spring. Seed that didn't germinate in the fall may also germinate in the spring. You also want to have a plan in place for winter-hardy cover crops that need to be terminated for successful cash crop establishment.
For details regarding spring termination of cover crops, cover crop residue management, and other pointers, see the U of MN Extension article Spring Management of Cover Crops by Jill Sackett Eberhart.