Keith Berns - Bladen, Nebraska

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2007: $5,990.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: North Central
State: Nebraska
Project Coordinator:
Keith Berns
Green Cover Seed
Keith Berns, along with his brother Brian, combine over 30 years of no-till farming with 10 years of teaching agriculture and computers. In addition to no-tilling 2,500 acres of irrigated and dryland corn, soybeans, rye, triticale, peas, sunflowers and buckwheat in south central Nebraska, they also own and operate Green Cover Seed, one of the major cover crop seed providers and educators in the United States. Green Cover Seed has experimented with over 80 different cover crop types and hundreds of mixes planted into various situations, and they have learned a lot about cover crop growth, nitrogen fixation, moisture usage and grazing utilization of cover crops. Keith also developed the SmartMix CalculatorTM, one of the most widely used cover crop selection tools on the internet.
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers; Consumers
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