NPM creates university research-based informational resources to help farmers and crop production professionals with selection and management of cover crops for use in common Wisconsin crop rotations. Included are publications, videos and newsletter articles covering a variety of cover crop topics.
Cover Crops 101 (A4176) is an 8- page booklet that provides basic information specific to Wisconsin farmers and agronomists about the challenges and benefits of adding cover crops to their cropping systems. Topics include establishment, residual herbicide considerations, termination guidelines, forage and grazing information as well as many others. Available for viewing and purchase from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Learning Store:
Cover crop videos from IPCM (17 videos)
Using cover crops after corn silage (9 videos). Special series!
Recent Wisconsin Crop Manager articles
Building Knowledge about Wisconsin’s Cover Crops: A farmer research project Daniel H. Smith, Southwest Regional Specialist, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison We’re looking for some high-quality on-farm data to help improve our …July 5, 2022
Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, Matt Ruark, Soil Science Extension Specialist, Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison Interseeding of cover crops (the planting of covers into a standing cash crop) is …June 20, 2022
Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program University of Wisconsin-Madison 2021 Report: Building Knowledge about Wisconsin’s Cover Crops- Farmer Research Project. In summer of 2021, the Cover Crops Research and Outreach Project (CCROP) launched …April 26, 2022
Here are four of the latest videos you might find of interest. From the Optimizing Nutrient Management series: Episode 5 – Managing Soil pH Episode 6 – Determining the Economic N Rate in Corn Episode …February 28, 2022
New edition of Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide is released Cover crops are used to slow erosion, improve soil health and capture nutrients. However, from planting to termination, growers face many production decisions. The Midwest Cover …November 23, 2021
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