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  • Cover Crops

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


  • Cover Crops for Preventative Planting, Forage and Following Wheat

    Published on July 18, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for July 18, 2019, focused on cover crops for preventative planting, forage and following wheat, presented by Dean Baas, MSU Extension Sustainable Agriculture Educator.

  • Seeding Equipment for Cover Crops

    Published on January 9, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Paul Gross

  • MSU Cover Crop Team Webinar Series: Interseeding Cover Crops in Corn in Michigan

    Published on May 15, 2019

    The second webinar in this series highlights research at Michigan State University on interseeding cover crops into standing corn.

  • Cover Crops Virtual Field Day

    Published on September 29, 2020

    Researchers discuss using cover crops.

  • Cover Crops Virtual Field Day - Forage and Grazing Breakout Room

    Published on September 14, 2020

    This roundtable with Forage and Cover Crop Specialist Kim Cassida will answer your questions about ways to add value to your cover crops by harvesting or grazing forage. Come with your questions to be answered. Hosted by Forage Educator Phil Kaatz.

  • Sorghum for Cover Crops and Forage

    Published on January 9, 2020

    Michigan State University (MSU) Forage and Cover Crop Specialist, Kim Cassida, explores how dual-purpose use for Sorghum cover crops can benefit both soil health and livestock. Forage sorghum, sudangrass, and sorghum-sudangrass hybrids (sometimes abbreviated as sudex) are exceptionally heat and drought tolerant annual crops that are often used as cover crops. They also have a long history as livestock feed harvested as hay, haylage, or pasture. This makes them a prime candidate for dual purpose use as both cover crop and forage. Dual purpose cover crops can help crop growers recoup the cost of planting a cover, while providing much needed feed for livestock. Because roots are not harvested, many of the soil improvement benefits remain. Frost-killed pasture can be stockpiled for winter grazing similar to corn stover, while also continuing to provide ground cover and erosion protection.

  • "What's U.P. @ UPREC?" June 17, 2020, MSU North Farm cover crops

    Published on June 26, 2020

    Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center North Farm Coordinator Allison Starawa explains the use of 2 cover crop choices currently in place on the UPREC North Farm in Chatham, MI.

  • Intermediate Wheatgrass as a Cover Crop - Part 2

    Published on January 9, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Vicki Morrone, shares information on intermediate wheatgrass and its use as a cover crop.

  • Why Cover Crops, Why Now?

    Published on August 9, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for Aug. 9, 2018, focused on why cover crops and why now, presented by Dean Baas, MSU Extension educator. An announcement on upcoming meetings is also made.

  • Innovative Cropping Systems Virtual Field Day - Hasenick Brothers Farm

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Footage from our live Cropping System Resilience Virtual Field Day with Tim Boring and Drew Hasenick, on July 31 at 9am EST.

  • Cover Crops Virtual Field Day - Upper Peninsula

    Published on August 20, 2020

    Twin Island Farm located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has graciously allowed us to research interseeding and intercropping on their land. The goal is to demonstrate creative ways cover crops can be successfully established during the short growing season.

  • MSU Cover Crop Team Webinar Series: Cover Crops in Michigan - Interseeding Cover Crops

    Published on May 15, 2019

    The first webinar in this series highlights research from Michigan State University on interseeding cover crops into standing corn.

  • Think Like a Plant - Choosing Cover Crops

    Published on January 9, 2020

    Michigan State University Extension Educator, Dean Baas, shares information on how to best select a cover crop. Standing in front of the Cover Crop Variety Trials at the Kellogg Biological Station, Dean urges farmers to think about the requirements and life cycle of each species being considered.

  • MSU Cover Crop Team Webinar Series: Managing Weeds When Seeding Cover Crops

    Published on May 15, 2019

    The fourth webinar in this series highlights research at Michigan State University on managing weeds in agricultural systems using cover crops.

  • Innovative Cropping Systems Virtual Field Day - Relay Cropping

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Footage from our live Cropping System Resilience Virtual Field Day with Tim Boring and Drew Hasenick, on July 31 at 9am EST. Tim discussed topics such as relay cropping, interseeding covers, and no-til dry beans. Field day stops included (1) small grains relay cropped with soybean, (2) inter-seeded cover crops into corn, and (3) dry beans no-tilled into standing covers.

  • MSU Cover Crop Variety Trials

    Published on February 14, 2020

    Dr. Kim Cassida, Forage and Cover Crops Specialist at Michigan State University (MSU), shares research on a new type of variety trial. The trial evaluates cover crops and forage crops in order to determine which species are the most beneficial to grow in Michigan. This provides objective information comparing cover crops. Farmers can use information on biomass, ground cover, weed control, winter survival, residue cover, and ease of termination.

  • Cover Crops Virtual Field Day - Q&A

    Published on October 8, 2020

    Paul Gross from Michigan State University leads the Q&A session for the Virtual Field Day.

  • Cover Crops Virtual Field Day - Soil Health Breakout Room

    Published on September 14, 2020

    Dr. Sieglinde Snapp, Professor of Soils and Cropping Systems Ecology and Associate Director of the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, will lead a discussion on how cover crops can enhance soil health. Hosted by MSU Extension Educator Christina Currell.

  • Nitrogen and Cover Crops

    Published on January 9, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Ricardo Costa Silva

  • MSU Cover Crop Team Webinar Series: Interseeding Alfalfa into Corn

    Published on June 21, 2019

    The seventh webinar in this series highlights research from Michigan State University on interseeding alfalfa as a cover crop into corn. NOTE: The purpose of this video is to share breaking research at MSU, and the data comes from an ongoing experimental trial. MSU DOES NOT ENDORSE THIS RISKY PRACTICE AT THIS TIME! For more information and to access the final report, visit http://forage.msu.edu or contact Dr. Kim Cassida with any questions.