ILF staff visited the Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm in Southwest Iowa earlier today, and we were pleased to find some good growth in our recently-seeded cover crop plots. As part of a National Conservation Innovation Grant looking at cover crop mixtures, these plots involve an investigation of three different cover crop treatments:
The crops are looking great in SW Iowa, as are the cover crops. However, when walking through the plots, beware of badger holes!
The cover crop species in our plots are different based on whether they are planted into standing corn or soybeans. The above images all come from standing corn. Here’s a view from the soybean plots, as well:
How are your cover crops looking this fall? We’d love to see any photographs you may have, and will share them in future blog posts. Send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.