Cover crop calculator – Economics

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 … Continue reading Cover crop calculator – Economics Read the rest

Cover Crops Database – UCANR

In an effort to make information on specific cover crop species available and easily accessible, the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program created the cover crop database, first released in 1999 (and it remains one of the most highly visited features of UC SAREP's extensive website). The database contains detailed entries for over 40 … Continue reading Cover Crops Database – UCANR Read the rest

OSU Cover Crop Topic Page

View resource: https://forages.oregonstate.edu/oregon/topics/cover-crops  The OSU Forage Information System project draws on Oregon Extension and research faculty with assignments in the areas of forage and livestock systems to develop an integrated information resource to support forage and livestock system operators, public land managers, and those who advise and support these entities with 24-7 access to accurate, … Continue reading OSU Cover Crop Topic Page Read the rest

Equipment to manage Cover Crops in Annual Rotations

View the newsletter here: https://cesutter.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Agronomy_Notes86733.pdf. One of the challenges with incorporating cover crops into annual rotations is uncertainty about which equipment can be used to manage them, specifically around cover crop termination. Last year UCCE Farm Advisors Sarah Light and Amber Vinchesi-Vahl hosted an equipment showcase field day specifically for cover crop management. One of … Continue reading Equipment to manage Cover Crops in Annual Rotations Read the rest

Irrigated Warm Season Cover Crops for Western Oregon

Link: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_PLANTMATERIALS/publications/orpmcsr13158.pdf 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. A study was conducted in 2015−2016 at the United States Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation … Continue reading Irrigated Warm Season Cover Crops for Western Oregon Read the rest

Cover Crops for Home Gardens

This fact sheet is one of a three-part series on cover crops for home gardeners. It focuses on choosing the best cover crops for gardens in Washington and Oregon, west of the Cascades. A companion fact sheet, Cover Crops for Home Gardens East of the Cascades, focuses on choosing the best cover crops for gardens in … Continue reading Cover Crops for Home Gardens Read the rest