Is it legal to use a cover crop as a forage crop? Maybe NOT…
Vince M. Davis, Department of Agronomy, UW-Madison/Extension
There are a lot of people interested in establishing cover crops with the intention of harvesting them as an emergency forage crop due to thee 2012 drought. Species that are often discussed range from traditional cereal grain crops like wheat, rye, and oat, to species that are less conventional like wild buckwheat and chicory. Much interest is even being driven by agencies that have lifted other restrictions on this practice.
Herbicide labels are the law. It is a violation of Federal law to use pesticide products inconsistent with its label.
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