Many growers throughout Illinois encountered issues with cover crops in 2023 with challenges being dry conditions and termination timing.
John Pike shares his 2023 cover crop season observations from strip-trials on his farm in Marion, Illinois. Pike examines various scenarios including drilled no-till beans both with and without cover crops, along with different cover crop termination timings.
John Pike is an independent research agronomist and consultant from Marion, IL. He is involved in research and education efforts related to soil fertility, nutrient management, soil health and cover crop systems for corn, soybeans and wheat. Contact him at email@example.com or 618-727-1234.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.