Cover crops are plants grown in agricultural fields to increase system sustainability and maintain or improve productivity. Increasing the biodiversity of cropping systems and keeping the ground covered can lead to benefits such as nutrient recycling, erosion reduction, soil building, pest mitigation, etc. MSU is dedicated to understanding how cover crops best function and enhance various production systems through innovative research and extension efforts.
Published on March 21, 2018
Michigan State University Extension staff continue to explore cover crop specie options that grow well in northern climates.
Published on February 15, 2018
Learn more about cover crops, their benefits and uses at the 2018 Midwest Cover Crop Council annual meeting March 13-14, 2018.