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Cover Crops

This page has information of selection of cover crops and/or cover crop mixes for grazing in North Dakota. Along with resources to help set rental rates for grazing cover crops.

Grazing Cover Crops Webinar #5 - April 21, 2020
Topics covered:  Winter grazing and alfalfa production, and sainfoin quality, yield and condensed tannin content

Grazing Cover Crops Webinar #4 - April 16, 2020
Topics Covered:  Cover crop characteristics and identification

Grazing Cover Crops Webinar #3 - April 14, 2020
Topics Covered: forage grazing calculator and cover crop toxicity issues

Grazing Cover Crops Webinar #2 - April 9, 2020
Topics Covered: cover crop grazing research and economic and soil impact of cover crops

Grazing Cover Crops Webinar #1 - April 7, 2020
Topics Covered: cover crop seed regulations and herbicide residual considerations

NDSU Extension Range and Forage Production Sample KitsGrazing Cover Crops
This publication is guide to help determine forage production of range, pasture, and other grazing resources. Once forage production for a grazing resource has been determined, carrying capacity and stocking rate can be calculated.

Determining Pasture Rental Rates
Livestock producers and landowners have asked for a simple and fair method to determine pasture rental rates. This tends to be a difficult question to answer as prices can vary from region to region due to market demand and supply. Several methods are available to computing a pasture rental rate.

Annual Cover Crop Options for Grazing and Haying in the Northern Plains
The purpose of this publication is to provide annual forage options that can be used in cover crop mixtures for livestock grazing and/or hay production.

NDSU Cover Crop Cost Calculator
Use this calculator to determine recommended seeding rates, average cost of seed and total cost per acre for cover crops grown in North Dakota.

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