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Cover Crops Information

 

Managing Cover Crops Profitably, text version, pdf version can be downloaded from here also. http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books/Managing-Cover-Crops-Profitably-3rd-Edition/Text-Version

 

Cover Crops: A Guide for Iowa Producers (Natural Resources Conservation Service publication) http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs142p2_005818.pdf

 

Midwest Cover Crops Council http://www.mccc.msu.edu/, includes a cover crops selector tool

 

Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide 2nd Edition https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/Midwest-Cover-Crops-Field-Guide-2nd-Edition

 

Making the Most of Mixtures: Considerations for Winter Cover Crops in Temperate Climates (Penn State University) http://extension.psu.edu/publications/ee0166/view

 

USDA Agricultural Research Service Cover Crops Chart https://www.ars.usda.gov/plains-area/mandan-nd/ngprl/docs/cover-crop-chart/

 

Radishes - A New Cover Crop for Organic Farming Systems (thorough review on radish cover crop) https://eorganic.org/node/4182

 

SmartMix Calculator by Green Cover Seed https://smartmix.greencoverseed.com/

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 http://allamakeeswcd.org/aerial-seeding-cover-crops/

 

Iowa Learning Farms Webinars 2011 ILF Webinar Archives. March: Jeremy Singer "Managing Cover Crops" https://www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/page/webinars/

 

Planting Winter Rye after Corn Silage: Managing the Forage http://ipcm.wisc.edu/download/pubsNM/Rye_090507_final.pdf

 

Herbicides and cover crops:

 

 

Soil Health

 

Reducing Nutrient Loss: Science Shows What Works https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/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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