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RESEARCH

2010-2011 Cover Crop Research

Cover Crop Economics & Fertilizer Savings

Steve Groff Farm-Scale Cover Crop Research Results n Conducted at Cedar Meadow Farms, Holtwood, PA, by Steve Groff and staff

All data is per acre except where noted

Cover Crop

(N fertilizer; Seed + $17.60 drill cost)

190.8 bu/ac

0 Units/N

N Cost

$46.80

205.6 bu/ac

60 Units/N

N Cost

-

198.1 bu/ac

90 Units/N

N Cost

-

196.9 bu/ac

120 Units/N

N Cost

-

Nitrogen

(Cost + $12.00 application cost)

-

$59.70

$83.55

$107.40

Gross Profit / Acre

At $7.00/bu Corn

$1,288.80

$1,379.50

$1,303.15

$1,270.90

Nitrogen input: 60/40 blend of Super U and Ammonium Sulfate, at $0.795/lb

Timing of Planting Tillage Radish®

& Effect on Corn Yield

All data is bushels per acre

N O

-T

I L L

F A R M E R

PRODUCT

OF THE

YEAR

Tillage Radish®

Tillage Radish®

Planted

Corn Yield

bu/ac

Difference

bu/ac

GENETIC

Certified

P U R I T Y

Control

(no Tillage Radish®)

136.75

-

OBJECTIVE:

Attempt to determine the latest practical planting date for Tillage Radish® (TR)

to have a positive effect on yield for corn planting following Tillage Radish® grown

as a cover crop.

Sept 20, 2010

Oct 9, 2010

149.21

145.11

+ 12.46

+ 8.36

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