Guess the Pest! Week #4 Cover Crop ID Answers

Bill Cissel, Extension Agent – Integrated Pest Management;

Congratulations to John Swaine for correctly identifying the cover crop species and for being selected to be entered into the end of season raffle for $100 not once but five times. Everyone else who guessed correctly will also have their name entered into the raffle. Click on the Guess the Pest logo to participate in this week’s Guess the Pest challenge!

Photo 1: Austrian Winter Peas

Photo 2: Hairy Vetch

Photo 3: Winter Rape

Photo 4: Forage Radishes. This was a little misleading since we had a good winter kill. If you look carefully, you can see the divots where the radish roots once were.

If you didn’t guess all the species correct or if you would like to find out about some of the research and demonstrations that are going on in Delaware, join us at one of the Cover Crop Twilight Tours this coming week.

You will have an opportunity to walk through the demonstrations planted last fall including cover crop species, cover crop mixes, and cover crop planting date comparisons. Discussions will also include issues associated with terminating cover crops, slugs and insect issues, effects on weeds, soil health, and planting.

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