Getting Started

Introducing cover crops starts with a step-by-step plan. Learn how to set goals to address specific challenges in a field. Pencil out costs and benefits to project the long-term impact on the bottom line. Then, start transitioning your system and measure success.

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Species Selection

Cover crops can be tailored to each field. Single species or mixes can directly improve soil structure, help manage nutrients, produce desired amounts of biomass above and below ground and more. Find out how to choose your best cover crop fit.

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A strong cover crop stand leads to the desired benefits. Seeding rate, timing and method all contribute to that stand. From broadcasting seed into established crops to drilling after harvest and everything in between, learn about factors to plant cover in the ground.

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Management & Termination

Check out how integrating cover crops support current agronomic systems in the field, as well as feeding livestock. Termination method and timing prepares fields for planting the next cash crop. Plus, cover crops impact pest and weed management.

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