This rye was planted on 12/3/17 and the picture was taken 1/26/17. We received significant snowfall on 12/5/17 and this rye has made all of this growth while under snow and freezing temperatures..
       
     
 This picture shows the roots of some cover crop rye that was planted exactly 2 days before we received our first significant snowfall. This field was planted the first week of December 2017 and the picture is from 1/26/18. This shows how rye can grow a significant amount even under a blanket of snow and during freezing cold temperatures.
       
     
 Planting cover crop mix into rye cover crop residue on prevented planting ground spring 2017
       
     
 Planting cover crop mix into rye cover crop residue on prevented planting ground spring 2017
       
     
 Planting cover crop mix into rye cover crop residue on prevented planting ground spring 2017
       
     
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 Sorghum sudangrass no-tilled after rye during drought of 2016
       
     
 Sorghum sudangrass no-tilled after rye during drought of 2016
       
     
 Sorghum sudangrass no-tilled after rye during drought of 2016
       
     
 No-till drill parked after planting cover crop mix after small grains 2017
       
     
 Austin running the drill planting cover crop after lima beans 2016
       
     
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 Drill parked next to seed tender in planted triticale after corn silage field fall 2017 
       
     
 Rye 10 days after planting November 2015
       
     
 Modifiying the seed tender to make it more useful. This piece of equipment gets a lot of use throughout the year thanks to cover crop planting.
       
     
 Had to outfit a new truck to pull the seed tender because of the amount of use it gets planting cover crops in combination with the amount of strain it puts on a pickup truck. Planting cover crops make this truck a justifiable purchase for the farm.
       
     
 Wind erosion from a neighboring conventionally tilled field with no cover crops. This is one of the reasons to use cover crops.
       
     
 Immense damage to field from wet lima bean harvest fall of 2017. Vegetable crops  for processing are harvested when ready regardless of field conditions. We hope to use deep rooted cover crops to undo some of this compaction. This is a reason we use cover crops.
       
     
 Feeding some fields with organic matter in the form of pen pack manure (January 2018)
       
     
 This rye was planted on 12/3/17 and the picture was taken 1/26/17. We received significant snowfall on 12/5/17 and this rye has made all of this growth while under snow and freezing temperatures..
       
     

This rye was planted on 12/3/17 and the picture was taken 1/26/17. We received significant snowfall on 12/5/17 and this rye has made all of this growth while under snow and freezing temperatures..

 This picture shows the roots of some cover crop rye that was planted exactly 2 days before we received our first significant snowfall. This field was planted the first week of December 2017 and the picture is from 1/26/18. This shows how rye can grow a significant amount even under a blanket of snow and during freezing cold temperatures.
       
     

This picture shows the roots of some cover crop rye that was planted exactly 2 days before we received our first significant snowfall. This field was planted the first week of December 2017 and the picture is from 1/26/18. This shows how rye can grow a significant amount even under a blanket of snow and during freezing cold temperatures.

 Planting cover crop mix into rye cover crop residue on prevented planting ground spring 2017
       
     

Planting cover crop mix into rye cover crop residue on prevented planting ground spring 2017

 Planting cover crop mix into rye cover crop residue on prevented planting ground spring 2017
       
     

Planting cover crop mix into rye cover crop residue on prevented planting ground spring 2017

 Planting cover crop mix into rye cover crop residue on prevented planting ground spring 2017
       
     

Planting cover crop mix into rye cover crop residue on prevented planting ground spring 2017

20170705-DSC_5293.jpg
       
     
20170705-DSC_5298.jpg
       
     
20170705-DSC_5341.jpg
       
     
20170705-DSC_5354.jpg
       
     
20170705-DSC_5357.jpg
       
     
20170705-DSC_5435.jpg
       
     
20170705-DSC_5439.jpg
       
     
20170705-DSC_5482.jpg
       
     
 Sorghum sudangrass no-tilled after rye during drought of 2016
       
     

Sorghum sudangrass no-tilled after rye during drought of 2016

 Sorghum sudangrass no-tilled after rye during drought of 2016
       
     

Sorghum sudangrass no-tilled after rye during drought of 2016

 Sorghum sudangrass no-tilled after rye during drought of 2016
       
     

Sorghum sudangrass no-tilled after rye during drought of 2016

 No-till drill parked after planting cover crop mix after small grains 2017
       
     

No-till drill parked after planting cover crop mix after small grains 2017

 Austin running the drill planting cover crop after lima beans 2016
       
     

Austin running the drill planting cover crop after lima beans 2016

0928171530_HDR.jpg
       
     
 Drill parked next to seed tender in planted triticale after corn silage field fall 2017 
       
     

Drill parked next to seed tender in planted triticale after corn silage field fall 2017 

 Rye 10 days after planting November 2015
       
     

Rye 10 days after planting November 2015

 Modifiying the seed tender to make it more useful. This piece of equipment gets a lot of use throughout the year thanks to cover crop planting.
       
     

Modifiying the seed tender to make it more useful. This piece of equipment gets a lot of use throughout the year thanks to cover crop planting.

 Had to outfit a new truck to pull the seed tender because of the amount of use it gets planting cover crops in combination with the amount of strain it puts on a pickup truck. Planting cover crops make this truck a justifiable purchase for the farm.
       
     

Had to outfit a new truck to pull the seed tender because of the amount of use it gets planting cover crops in combination with the amount of strain it puts on a pickup truck. Planting cover crops make this truck a justifiable purchase for the farm.

 Wind erosion from a neighboring conventionally tilled field with no cover crops. This is one of the reasons to use cover crops.
       
     

Wind erosion from a neighboring conventionally tilled field with no cover crops. This is one of the reasons to use cover crops.

 Immense damage to field from wet lima bean harvest fall of 2017. Vegetable crops  for processing are harvested when ready regardless of field conditions. We hope to use deep rooted cover crops to undo some of this compaction. This is a reason we use cover crops.
       
     

Immense damage to field from wet lima bean harvest fall of 2017. Vegetable crops  for processing are harvested when ready regardless of field conditions. We hope to use deep rooted cover crops to undo some of this compaction. This is a reason we use cover crops.

 Feeding some fields with organic matter in the form of pen pack manure (January 2018)
       
     

Feeding some fields with organic matter in the form of pen pack manure (January 2018)