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Economics of Cover Crops

File A1-91
Written March, 2018

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The decision tool, Economics of Cover Crops, provides worksheets to analyze three different cover crop scenarios:

  • Projected economic costs and benefits of crop crops without grazing or harvesting
  • Projected economic costs and benefits of crop crops with grazing or harvesting
  • Actual economic costs and benefits resulting from cover crops, including grazing or harvesting.

Other resources on cover crops include:

 

William Edwards, retired ISU economist. Questions? Email agdm@iastate.edu
Alejandro Plastina, extension economist, 515-294-6160, plastina@iastate.edu
Meghan Filbert, livestock program manager, Practical Farmers of Iowa, 515-232-5661, meghan@practicalfarmers.org