Interseeding Alfalfa into Corn Silage:
Interseeding Alfalfa into corn silage is another way to stabilize soil, and get a jump start on alfalfa growth the following spring. In this system, corn and alfalfa are planted at about the same time. Once the corn is harvested, the goal is to have a good stand of alfalfa to provide ground cover in the fall and winter, and to quickly bring alfalfa into full production the following spring. Manitowoc County is looking for several farms to try out the practice and see if it’s a viable option for this region.
$100 payment per acre 5-20 acres
Cover Crop and Corn Silage: Interseeding cover crops into corn silage is one way to introduce highly productive species to cover the soil and reduce erosion potential. In this practice corn is planted first and the cover crop is planted at the V4-V8 corn stage. Commonly used species in corn interseeding include cereal rye and clover species. Producers can receive $100/Acre up to 20 Acres.