SARE Cover Crop Topic Brief Now Available

Posted on 08/20/2015 at 12:00 AM by Laura Klaes

Cover crops increase corn and soybean yields, reduce erosion and control weeds, say farmers responding to a recent  SARE - funded survey. On top of all that, the number one reason they plant cover crops is to improve the health of their soil.

Given the many benefits of cover crops, are you looking for practical advice for planting them on your farm? SARE's Cover Crops for Sustainable Crop Rotations is the perfect primer for farmers and agricultural educators seeking practical, research-based tips on cover crop selection and management. Brief overviews of cover crop economics, establishment, soil fertility, rotations, and pest and water management are enhanced with links to more detailed resources online. Order or download now.

Available as either a free download or in print, Cover Crops for Sustainable Crop Rotations can be ordered for use as a handout at conferences, workshops or field days.

Cover Crops for Sustainable Crop Rotations is a companion to SARE's Cover Crop Topic Room, where farmers and agricultural professionals will find a wide range of free cover crop resources, including SARE research, producer profiles, webinars and more.

Read the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) Cover Crop Survey to learn how and why farmers use cover crops.

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