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Midwest Cover Crops Council Surveying Soybean Growers and Agronomists

By Tom Kaspar, USDA-ARS

A team from the Midwest Cover Crops Council is conducting surveys of North Central Region soybean growers and CCAs/Agronomists to learn more about the use and challenges of including cover crops before and after soybeans from a farmer’s perspective. This survey is funded by a North Central Soybean Research Program grant and the information will be used to produce a report for farmers on cover crop use in soybean production.

You can access the surveys online via the following links:

Soybean Farmer Survey:
Soybean CCA/Agronomist Survey:

Please note:

  • The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.
  • Your answers will remain anonymous.
  • This survey is intended for soybean growers or crop advisors.
  •  For the purposes of this survey, a cover crop refers to plants not harvested for grain that are intentionally planted to grow between fall harvest and spring planting of traditional summer annual grain crops such as corn and soybean.

We appreciate your time and thanks.


Tom Kaspar is with USDA-ARS. He can be reached at 515-294-8873 or


This article was published originally on 3/13/2014 The information contained within the article may or may not be up to date depending on when you are accessing the information.

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