Cover Crop Cocktails

Cover crop mixes, or cocktails, can do a lot, but can also be complex to put together. Mitch Hunter (Penn State University) discusses the principles of how to assemble different cover crop species into a successful cocktail based on farm management objectives, crop rotation restraints, and which cover crop species traits are complementary.

Cover Crop Planting Dates and Seeding Rates

In this session, Matthew Ryan (Cornell University) discusses the necessity of proper establishment timing and seeding rates for maximizing cover crop performance. He explains how knowledge of the interaction between these considerations can provide management flexibility and increase cover cropping success.

Overview of Cover Crop Developments Nationwide – Slide Presentation

Rob Myers (North Central SARE, University of Missouri) reviews data from three years of a national SARE/CTIC cover crop survey, including yield and economic data, and gives examples of new equipment approaches from around the nation. He also provides a brief overview of the proposed $25 million National Soil Health Consortium, which includes funding for […]

Overview of Cover Crop Developments Nationwide

Rob Myers (North Central SARE, University of Missouri) reviews data from three years of a national SARE/CTIC cover crop survey, including yield and economic data, and gives examples of new equipment approaches from around the nation. He also provides a brief overview of the proposed $25 million National Soil Health Consortium, which includes funding for […]

Irrigated Warm Season Cover Crops for Western Oregon

Cover crop use is increasing in the Pacific Northwest, but information is not readily available on the growth potential, biomass production, adaptability, and bloom period of warm season cover crop species and/or varieties for this region. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the growth characteristics and production attributes of commercially available warm-season cover […]

Evaluation of Warm-Season Grasses for Use as Cover Crops in Florida

In the Southeastern U.S., data on potential cover crops are lacking compared to other regions and the information available pertains to warm-season cover crop species used for forage or grain/seed production. The Objective of this study was to assemble a wide range of commercially available sources of warm-season grasses with potential for use as cover […]

Cover Crop Planting Dates and Seeding Rates – Slide Presentation

In this session, Matthew Ryan (Cornell University) discusses the necessity of proper establishment timing and seeding rates for maximizing cover crop performance. He explains how knowledge of the interaction between these considerations can provide management flexibility and increase cover cropping success.

Evaluation of Warm-Season Cover Crops on the Southern Coastal Plain, 2016-2018

Warm season cover crops have the potential to fill fallow periods between vegetable crops, after field crop harvest, or act as living mulches in cash crop plantings. Substantial research has been conducted on using cool-season cover crops in southeastern crop rotations, but much less work has been completed on the use of warm-season cover crops […]