OGRAIN Fact Sheet 19-1 No-Till Soybean Trial 2018 (11 page pdf)
A description of 2018 research at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station, part of a larger organic no-till cropping systems trial. The trial had four different cover crops, a no-cover control, two planting strategies and three different planter closing wheels. Results showed that all the cover crops produced the same biomass before termination, but the rye was taller and covered the ground faster in the spring. The wheat grew slowly, and the triticale development was uneven. No-tilling the soybeans generally lowered the stand count compared to planting in bare ground, especially into triticale. Within the no-till treatments, early-planting had a negative impact on stand count as well. No-tilling the soybeans slowed down the vegetative growth in June for every cover crop and planting strategy.
OGRAIN Fact Sheet 18-1 No-Till Soybean Trial 2017
A description of 2017 research at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station, part of a larger organic no-till cropping systems trial. In this work we compare performance of different small grains as cover crops, as well as different soybean planting dates and crimping timing.