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Machine Seeds Cover Crops, Injects Hog Manure in One Pass

No-tiller Virgil Gutshall Sr. says his rigged-up tanker puts manure nutrients in the root zone in an environmentally responsible manner.
A small family owned hog operation in Pennsylvania is the mastermind behind a rig that sidedresses corn with liquid hog manure and seeds cover crops in one pass — possibly the first machine of its kind in the U.S.
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Dan Crummett

Ahead of the Curve: New Cover Crop Seeders Invite Dealer Expertise

Recent research by the Conservation Tillage Information Center shows American farmers are beginning to use cover crops in their rotations to conserve moisture, boost yields of subsequent cash crops, fight erosion and add organic matter to their farm fields. With estimates predicting 20 million acres of U.S. cropland to be seeded to cover crops by 2020, the trend amounts to a significant new agronomic enterprise in many areas, even if cover crops are not considered a cash crop.
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