Strategies for Late Termination of Cereal Rye Cover Crop

Rodrigo Werle (UW-Madison Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist) andDan Smith (UW NPM Southwest Wisconsin Regional Specialist)

Fall-planted cereal rye is increasingly used as a cover crop to protect the soil during winter and spring in corn and soybean cropping systems across the Midwest. Our recent survey indicated that 77% of Wisconsin farmers and Ag professionals are interested in cover crops.

Fall-planted cereal rye is growing rapidly in southern Wisconsin and it’s important to have a termination plan in mind prior to crop establishment. The following pictures demonstrate cereal rye growth in 10 days:

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