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East-Central and Southeast Iowa Crop Information


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Cover Crops Information


Managing Cover Crops Profitably, text version, pdf version can be downloaded from here also.


Cover Crops: A Guide for Iowa Producers (Natural Resources Conservation Service publication)


Midwest Cover Crops Council, includes a cover crops selector tool


Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide 2nd Edition


Making the Most of Mixtures: Considerations for Winter Cover Crops in Temperate Climates (Penn State University)


USDA Agricultural Research Service Cover Crops Chart


Radishes - A New Cover Crop for Organic Farming Systems (thorough review on radish cover crop)


SmartMix Calculator by Green Cover Seed

This link is offered as a service. Iowa State University does not endorse the creator of the calculator nor guarantee the appropriateness of the recommendations generated.


Western Illinois University, Dr. Joel Gruver (power points with interesting photos)


Allamakee SWCD aerial seeding cover crops 2012


Iowa Learning Farms Webinars 2011 ILF Webinar Archives. March: Jeremy Singer "Managing Cover Crops"


Planting Winter Rye after Corn Silage: Managing the Forage


Herbicides and cover crops:



Soil Health


Reducing Nutrient Loss: Science Shows What Works


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Iowa State University Extension Office.
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