Cover crop ‘cover guy’ Steve Berger

The February Wallaces Farmer features southeast Iowa farmer Steve Berger and his father, Dennis, on the front cover. The online story includes a slide show of the year in the life of a cover crop on the Berger farm. The Bergers are inquisitive and courageous to try different farming practices. They have been no-tilling for 35 years and have been using cover crops for 10 years. They now have cover crops on all their acres.

If these practices didn’t work, they wouldn’t do it. They are in the business of farming; it is their career. Steve and Dennis are willing to share their techniques for others to adopt, as the Bergers see the land improving under their care.

Read their story here and view the slide show at the bottom of the page.

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Steve Berger presents at an Iowa Learning Farms field day in September.

One of Steve's fields with rye cover crop after a 3-inch rain.

One of Steve’s fields with rye cover crop after a 3-inch rain.

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