Full or Late Season Cover Crop Options on Wisconsin Prevented Plant Acres

This timely four-page factsheet provides ideas and guidelines for planting a cover crop on fields where the planting of an intended commodity crop, within the federal crop insurance eligibility dates, was prevented due to excessively wet conditions.  It focuses on cover crop applications, where the crop is grown exclusively for soil cover and associated benefits to soil health, weed management and the crop rotation, rather than for use as an annual forage. Basic selection and management information for some of the most common and economical species used as summer or fall planted cover crops in Wisconsin is provided.

Read the full article at: https://ipcm.webhosting.cals.wisc.edu/download/pubsNM/2019_CoverCropPreventPlant_final.pdf