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

USDA NRCS Evaluation of Spring Seeded Cover Crops in Colorado, Montana and North Dakota

Read the report here. Link: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_PLANTMATERIALS/publications/natpmtn13647.pdf Plant Materials Centers in Bridger, MT, Bismarck, ND and the Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center, Meeker, CO conducted a 2-year evaluation of over 50 commercially available varieties of black oats, black seeded oats, cereal rye, crimson clover, daikon radish, hairy vetch, red clover, and winter/field pea to assess their … Continue reading USDA NRCS Evaluation of Spring Seeded Cover Crops in Colorado, Montana and North Dakota Read the rest

USDA NRCS Evaluation of Cool Season Cover Crops in the Southwest Region

Read the report here. Link: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_PLANTMATERIALS/publications/natpmtn13595.pdf Plant Materials Centers (PMCs) in Tucson, AZ, Lockeford, CA, Meeker CO, Los Lunas, NM and Fallon, NV conducted a 2-year evaluation of 56 commercially available varieties of black oats, black seeded oats, cereal rye, crimson clover, daikon radish, hairy vetch, red clover, and winter/field pea to assess their adaptation … Continue reading USDA NRCS Evaluation of Cool Season Cover Crops in the Southwest Region Read the rest

USDA NRCS Evaluation of Cool Season Cover Crops in the Northwest

Read the report here. Link: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_PLANTMATERIALS/publications/natpmtn13594.pdf Plant Materials Centers (PMCs) in Aberdeen, ID, Corvallis, OR, and Pullman, WA conducted a 2-year evaluation of 56 commercially available varieties of cereal rye, hairy vetch, crimson clover, red clover, winter/field pea, black oats, black seeded oats, and daikon radish to assess their adaptation and performance as cover crops … Continue reading USDA NRCS Evaluation of Cool Season Cover Crops in the Northwest Read the rest

Cover Crop Performance and Adaptation Trials at NRCS Plant Materials Centers

Link: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/plantmaterials/technical/publications/?cid=nrcseprd1610414 The information from this resource contains reports and technical information related to the performance and adaptation of cover crops in different part of the Unites States. Farmers rely on the latest crop variety trials to make informed decisions on planting the best adapted crop variety to maximize yield given their soils and production … Continue reading Cover Crop Performance and Adaptation Trials at NRCS Plant Materials Centers Read the rest