Estimated Costs for a Winter Cover Crop in an Annual Crop Rotation

Authors: Sarah Light – UC Cooperative Extension Agronomy Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties; Margaret Lloyd – UC Cooperative Extension Small Farms Advisor, Yolo, Solano, Sacramento Counties; Helaine Berris – Graduate Student, UC Davis, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources; Donald Stewart – Staff Research Associate, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis; Brittney Goodrich – UC Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis

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This cost study models the planting and management of a winter cover crop in a summer crop rotation planted in the lower Sacramento Valley of … Read the rest

Green Manure and Cover Crops for the Pacific Northwest

This publication provides description and attributes of a range of cover crops for the Pacific Northwest that could be used to support pollinator habitat and address other conservation objectives such as erosion control, nutrient management and weed suppression.… Read 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 one, seven farms in year two and nine farms in year three of the project. This project is funded by the Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District.… Read the rest