Oregon State University Cover Crop Calculator and User Guide

Link: https://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/calculator This free online tool compares the nutrient value and cost of cover crops, organic and synthetic fertilizers and compost. Use this Calculator to develop well balanced and cost effective nutrient management programs for your farm. Developed by Nick Andrews, Dan Sullivan, Jim Julian and Kristin Pool. The OSU Organic Fertilizer and Cover Crop … Continue reading Oregon State University Cover Crop Calculator and User Guide Read the rest

Estimating Plant-Available Nitrogen Release from Cover Crops

This publication assists western Oregon farmers and agricultural professionals in determining the nitrogen fertilizer replacement value of winter cover crops. Includes information on plant-available nitrogen (PAN) basics; a site-specific, step-by-step method to estimate PAN; Willamette Valley case studies; and appendices summarizing Willamette Valley cover crop research that supports these PAN estimates. Link: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/pnw636Read the rest

Cover Crops and Nutrient Management in Vegetables

Nick Andrews, Oregon State University This project has three major objectives: 1) improve cover crop selection and management, 2) support nutrient management decisions on vegetable farms, and 3) enhance cover crop and nutrient management outreach and networking among farmers in the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District. We are working with five farms in year … Continue reading Cover Crops and Nutrient Management in Vegetables Read the rest