Video: Cereal Rye and Radish on Black Sands

Video Shows What's Going on Underground

On September 9, this farmer seeded cereal rye and radish into standing corn. The seeding rate was 48 pounds per acre. Part of the field was harvested before October 16th, and then the rest of it was harvested on October 23rd. 

View from Above the Ground

This is some fairly impressive cover crop growth - the "green carpet" effect. 

 This is a picture of the field on October 16.

This is a picture of the field on October 16.

 This is the same field pointing in the opposite direction on November 13.

This is the same field pointing in the opposite direction on November 13.

View from Below the Ground

Obviously, when it comes to cover crops, it's much more important to see what's going on below ground than it is to have impressive top growth. 

 It's great to see root channels going down deeper than 25 inches. It's what Dan Perkins refers to as "building your farm vertically," not just buying more ground horizontally.

It's great to see root channels going down deeper than 25 inches. It's what Dan Perkins refers to as "building your farm vertically," not just buying more ground horizontally.

Source: http://youtu.be/1rRq_aR3IRc