Wide-Row Corn with Cover Crops
On-Farm Observations to Compliment Research Plots
Bryce Andersen and Abbey Wick, Extension Soil Health
The topic of wide-row corn (60” or 44” spacing) with cover crops seeded between the rows came up at many of the NDSU Extension meetings in the winter of 2019/2020. Several farmers are planning on giving this a try, so we want to help collect information from on-farm experiences to compliment research plots being supported by funding from the ND Corn Council at the Carrington Research Extension Center.
We have created a wide-row corn data sheet to help us get observational information about this practice using your on-farm trials. Please fill out as much of the information as you can throughout the growing season and keep us posted along the way. If there is something missing from this sheet, add the info in your notes. Remember to take plenty of pics too!
Bryce Andersen (NDSU Soil Health Technician) is taking the lead on this project, so please reach out to him with any questions and to share what you’re seeing via email. If a phone call is easier, you can give me a call or send a text. Both of our contact information is listed on this letter and also on the upper right hand corner of the data sheet.
Once you have completed the data sheet please return it to Bryce at your earliest convenience.
Thanks for participating,
NDSU Extension Soil Health Specialist
DR. ABBEY WICK
Goal: Create a network of farmers trying wide-row corn and cover crops to share ideas, experiences and to compliment NDSU research plots at Carrington Research Extension Center.
Other Collaborators: Dr. Mike Ostlie (NDSU CREC), Kelly Cooper (NDSU CREC), Dr. Marisol Berti (NDSU), Dr. Joel Ransom (NDSU), Wild Rice Soil Conservation District