Can I insure a spring crop following a cover crop?
If you are a producer in Ohio and you want to insure a crop planted in the spring following a cover crop you must:
• You must not hay, graze or otherwise harvest the cover crop after May 10 and
• You must kill the cover crop at or within 5 days of planting, but before crop emergence
• This rule also applies to popcorn, sweet corn, hybrid seed corn and pumpkins.
• A cover crop could change how your soybean farming practice is classified. To ensure the cover crop will not cause a change in practice:
• You must not hay, graze or otherwise harvest the cover crop after May 10, and
• You must kill the cover crop at least 7 days before the soybean final planting date of June 20.
**If these requirements are not met, your soybeans will be considered double cropped. If the double cropping practice is not available in your county, your soybeans may not be insurable. Double cropped soybeans carry a higher premium. This rule also applies to grain sorghum and processing beans.