Cover crops news, programming and other resources from MSU Extension.

Newsletter Sign-up Cover Crop Selector Tools Connect on Twitter

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.

MSU Cover Crop Team information. Contact any of the folks on this list if you have questions about using cover crops.

Follow us on twitter to stay up to date on all the latest cover crop news. Use #MSUcovercrops to connect with us! 




 Cover Crop Field Walk date changes! See our schedule of events to see the changes.

**The new MSUE Cover Crop Termination factsheet detailing winter kill, mechanical methods, and herbicide options is now available. This is the first in a series of planned cover crop factsheets** 


View all news

Michigan State University Michigan State University Close Menu button Menu and Search button Open Close