T OP CROP MANAGER FERTILITY AND NUTRIENTS FORAGES KNOW. GROW. NOVEMBER 2016 • EASTERN EDITION CROP MANAGEMENT 5 | Bumper crop yields Cover crops planted alongside digestate yields promising results. By Julienne Isaacs 8 | Double-cropped forage This practice adds value to wheat system and improves soil quality. By Trudy Kelly Forsythe 12 | Interseeding impacts Quantifying the effects of interseeding cover crops into standing corn. By Carolyn King 5 PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRISTINE BROWN. 8 PHOTO COURTESY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH. 12 An Ontario project is trying to quantify the impacts of interseeding cover crops into corn. Photo courtesy of Jaclyn Clark. CEREALS 10 Perennial cereals: a buffer zone compromise By Madeleine Baerg SPECIAL CROPS 16 A look at Ontario’s declining flax markets By Julienne Isaacs CROP MANAGEMENT SEED TOPICS 22 Overcoming poor stand establishment in winter wheat By Julienne Isaacs PESTS AND DISEASES 18 Malting barley goes east By Carolyn King FROM THE EDITOR 20 Diversifying crop rotations By Trudy Kelly Forsythe 24 An unwelcome visitor in soybean fields By Madeleine Baerg 4 Mergers on the mind By Stefanie Croley ON THE WEB PROTECTING SOYBEANS FROM NEMATODE PARASITIC INFESTATION Researchers at Kansas State University have designed and patented a soybean variety that protects from nematode parasitic infestation. The variety affects nematodes by stopping their reproduction cycles. ON THE COVER: AgAnnex.com Readers will find numerous references to pesticide and fertility applications, methods, timing and rates in the pages of Top Crop Manager. We encourage growers to check product registration status and consult with provincial recommendations and product labels for complete instructions. TOP CROP MANAGER east | November 2016 3 PHOTO COURTESY OF JACLYN CLARK.