Michigan State University news
The rye and rapeseed that Rick Clifton cultivated in central Ohio were coming along nicely — until his tractor rumbled over the flat, fertile landscape, spraying it with herbicides. These crops weren’t meant to be eaten, but to occupy the ground between Clifton’s soybean harvest last fall and this spring’s planting. Yet thanks to their environmental value, he’ll still make money from them.
AgriNovus Indiana, an initiative to fuel growth in Indiana’s agbioscience economy, announced the addition of three new members to its board of directors.
The best fields to plant alfalfa are well-drained with deep soils. “Deep soils are where you get the best advantage from its deep root system,” said Kim Cassida, Michigan State University Extension forage and cover crop specialist.