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.
Learn more about cover crops, their benefits and uses at the 2018 Midwest Cover Crop Council annual meeting March 13-14, 2018.
Attend A Matter of Balance: Managing Soil and Crop Nutrient Systems to Protect Water Quality conference to prevent water quality issues.
The playing field is changing and the assumptions that many farmers have made in the past about spring planting credit lines may be outdated. It is time to act!