This interactive calculator is a decision-support tool that estimates the costs and benefits of winter cover cropping in almond and processing tomato operations in California’s Central Valley. The tool estimates how much farmers can expect their profits to change after growing winter cover crops for a certain number of years. All values that are used in the calculator are flexible and can be adjusted to match the reality on your farm. The tool was designed for farmers who are interested in growing winter cover crops and who want to understand how long it will for that investment to break even. However, the tool is useful for anyone interested in better understanding the financial implications of cover cropping.
View calculator here: https://shiny.lawr.ucdavis.edu/shiny/cc_calculator/app.Rmd#section-overview