Cover Crop Termination Timing to Help Manage Soil Moisture

first_img Facebook Twitter Cover Crop Termination Timing to Help Manage Soil Moisture By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 23, 2021 By Lyndon KelleyMichigan State University ExtensionTiming of cover crop termination is one of the few management decisions that can be a benefit in either a wet or dry spring. An aggressive cover crop like cereal rye will use 0.8 inches of water per week in early April and increase to 1.2 inches of water per week by early May.In the wet season, allowing the cover crop to grow to almost planting time can help dry fields and make them easier to work between rainfalls. In a dry spring, terminating the cover crop after a limited amount of growth stops the water use, yet leaves a dead cover to reduce water evaporation from the soil surface. Termination with herbicide rather than tillage maximizes the amount of water left in the soil.Tony Vyn, professor of cropping systems in the Department of Agronomy at Purdue University, commented at a recent crop update meeting, “Early termination helps preserve seedbed soil moisture. If dry conditions are expected, then saving seed-zone moisture is critical. Once killed, the cover crop mulch should reduce evaporation from the soil surface. How much transpiration loss there is from a cover crop depends on its current biomass and the air temperatures going forward. The biggest risk is with fall rye that has a thick stand.”The other advantage from early kill of a cereal cover crop before corn (e.g., 10 days to two weeks ahead of planting) is that there is less chance of negative allelopathic effects to early corn growth and a faster release of the nitrogen captured by the cover for the corn that follows.Top irrigated crop producers manage cover crop growth closely. Even in fields where producers have irrigation available, early termination of the cover crop has an economic and water savings advantage. In a normal year, May rainfall is sufficient to replace the soil moisture used by the cover crop. However, in a dry spring, between the cover crop and tillage, irrigators may need to do 2 or 3 inches of additional irrigation applications to replace the water removed. At an average cost of $3.50 per acre-inch, the savings is over $10 in energy cost alone, not to mention the increase labor at a critical time of the year.This article was published by Michigan State University Extension. For more information, visit https://extension.msu.edu. Facebook Twitter Previous articleHAT Market Analysis for 4/22/21 with Mike Silver of Kokomo GrainNext articleCan You Safely Apply Potash Ahead of Soybeans? Hoosier Ag Today SHARE SHARE Home News Feed Cover Crop Termination Timing to Help Manage Soil Moisturelast_img read more

$20,000 Reward for Information in Gang Shooting Death of Local 4-Year-Old Boy

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich offering a $20,000 reward in exchange for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for the fatal shooting of 4-year-old Salvador Esparza in Altadena.On July 5, 2016, according to witnesses, the shooting suspect chased a man onto a residential property in the 300 block of West Figueroa Drive and fired at him. The victim survived the attack but Esparza was also hit with a single gunshot to the head and was subsequently pronounced dead at the Huntington Memorial Hospital. The suspect fled south on Olive Avenue.According to Sheriff’s Homicide detectives, the suspect is believed to be a gang member and the shooting is believed to be gang-related. Detectives do not believe that victim Esparza or his family were the intended target.Supervisor Antonovich encourages anyone with information to contact Sergeant John O’Brien at (323) 574-0461 or Sergeant Domenick Recchia (323) 574-2851 with the LASD Homicide Bureau. Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Business News Community News News Feature Stories $20,000 Reward for Information in Gang Shooting Death of Local 4-Year-Old Boy Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 3:19 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more