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newsletters. videos. articles.

General Information

Excellent interactive presentation developed by VA Tech. 

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Excellent online library by the Noble Foundation.

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Turf

A thorough, yet easy to read article about liming turfgrass, soil pH, and nutrient availablity, by VA Tech's Mike Goatley, Jr. Ph.D.

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An excellent resource for planting lawns, especially in North and South Carolina.

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EPA Chesapeake Bay Report concludes “dense vegetative cover of turfgrass on a lawn reduces pollution and runoff.”

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A series of videos on planting a new lawn from start to finish.

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Helpful information regarding starting a new lawn or overseeding an existing lawn, repairing bare spots and maintainance.

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Forages

An in-house publication with details about species and our specific varieties.

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Use guides for most popular cool season forages from the University of Kentucky.

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Cover Crops

From the UC SAREP Cover Crop Database

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Descriptive sheet about buckwheat.

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An eOrganic article, reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Easy to read, good descriptions and photos, including how to kill vetch organically.

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A page out of the 3rd edition book by the SARE group. Includes zone map, descriptions of characteristics, and more.

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From Michigan State University's Cover Crop Research

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An eOrganic article, reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Easy to read, good descriptions and photos.

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This is probably the most referenced and most commonly used cover crop guide available.

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"The goal of the Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) is to facilitate widespread adoption of cover crops throughout the Midwest, to improve ecological, economic, and social sustainability."

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A summary of the principal uses and benefits of cover crops and green manures. From the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

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Resources for the state of Michigan and other very good links.

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A Job Sheet put out by the USDA/NRCS in Ohio. Includes useful charts with straight and mixture seeding rates and suggested uses for oats, radish, rye, annual ryegrass, and legumes.

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A very current and important benefit of cover crop usage relates to phosphorus management.

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An extensive chart and good tool to compare various cover crops attributes. Chart includes comparisons of such benefits as weed suppression, erosion reduction, C-N ratio, as well as includes seeding rate/depth recommendations.

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An extensive site showing the benefits of using annual ryegrass for cover  cropping. Full of helpful resources on how to establish and use annual ryegrass in a cover crop situation as well.

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Detailed information on field peas is available at the Sustainable Agricultural Research & Education Learning Center.

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Articles, data, textbooks and communications from the University of California Sustainable Ag. Research & Education Program's (SAREP)

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From the UC SAREP Cover Crop Database

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An article that explains how and why cover crops are a natural weed suppressor, by Mark Schonbeck, VA Association for Biological Farming. 

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From the UC SAREP Cover Crop Database

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A Field Fact bulletin put out by Pioneer, explains the benefits of cover crops for use in South Dakota wheat crops.

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From the UC SAREP Cover Crop Database

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A quick list that No-till Farmer magazine put on their website. Note that the #3 item was "Select a winter-hardy variety".

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Coating

In this video series, learn more about Rhizobium, inoculation and the benefits of Nitro-Coat®

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Get answers to common coating questions.

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Each legume requires a specific strain of Rhizobium. This is a list of the ones we apply during our Nitro-Coat process.

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Learn why you should consider coated seed.

Pasture Management

A step-by-step approach to using the Pasture Condition Score Sheet.

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A very practical article about fertilizer management for grass & grass-legume mixtures from Utah State's Extension.

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A new method using digital photography and Powerpoint software from W. VA's Extension.

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A video about the different recovery rates in orchardgrass grazing from the University of KY.

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