Cameron Mills planted his first cover crop in 2006. “We started with a John Deere 750 no-till drill, because we didn’t know any other way,” says the Walton, Ind., no-till corn and soybean producer. Mills has also planted covers with an air seeder and harrow, a highboy and an airplane – the latter being his preferred method. Midwest farmers are deploying many techniques for planting cover crops: broadcasting with fertilizer spreaders, flying on the cover crop and ...

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