Brice Custer, No-till Producer, Hays, KS
Brice started introducing cover crops into a no-till cropping rotation in western Kansas because of a fire. Left with bare soils with high pH, Brice knew it was going to blow if he did not get the ground covered. After planting this cover crop he was satisfied with the results and this led to trying some as a fallow replacement. With the battle against resistant weeds he knew that there had to be a better way to control the weeds other than applying more chemical so he started to keep track of inputs for both the chem fallow and the cover cropping. Flash forward to now, Brice will talk about the economics of his farm with cover cropping and what crops fit into to his rotation.