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  • Cover Crops

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


  • Cover Crops for Urban Farms

    Published on January 9, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Abby Harper, shares information on integrating cover crops into urban farms and gardens. Urban soils can be heavily degraded when top-soil is removed for construction. Sites that previously hosted buildings also have heavily compacted soils. Compacted soil makes it difficult for crop roots to penetrate and access water and nutrients, and also limit water penetration and cause flooding or standing water Cover crops can also help address non soil-specific problems, such as creating forage for pollinators, reducing weed pressure, and preventing soil and nutrients from running off into waterways.

  • 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.

  • 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 - Central

    Published on August 20, 2020

    The 2020 AgroExpo Virtual Farm Tour (VFT) will provide opportunities to experience in-field learning from the comfort and safety of your home. The AgroExpo Team and MSU Extension have joined forces to deliver an educational series to help growers discover and evaluate cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies for cover crops including interseeding. Other videos are also available including evaluating for soil health, interseeding with skip-rows and working on compaction with sunflowers by viewing The Agro Expo Virtual Farm Tour YouTube Channel.

  • 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: 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.

  • Cover Crops in Organic Vegetable Rotations

    Published on January 11, 2016

    Getting started with cover crops in organic vegetable rotations

  • Cover Crops in Field Crops Rotations

    Published on January 11, 2016

    Getting started with cover crops in field crop rotations.

  • Irrigation Management

    Published on July 18, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for July 26, 2018, focused irrigation management, presented by Lyndon Kelley, MSU Extension Irrigation Educator.

  • Oats as a Cover Crop

    Published on January 9, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Christina Curell, talks about the pros and cons of using oats as a cover crop.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Cover Crops Following Wheat

    Published on July 30, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 30 2020, focuses on cover crops following wheat, presented by Dean Baas, MSU cover crops specialist. Following Baas' presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Rainfall Simulator - Soil Health Demonstration

    Published on September 2, 2019

    Paul Gross and Dean Baas, from Michigan State University Extension, give a rainfall simulator demonstration at the 2019 AgroExpo in Michigan. The demonstration covers soil health topics such as runoff, water holding capacity, and aggregate stability.

  • 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.

  • Draining Wet Spots in the Field or Draining the Entire Field

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Irrigation Session: Join this presentation to learn more about how to decide if you want to drain part of the field or the entire field. See a demonstration of the Drain Spacing Tool, which estimates the optimum drain spacing that maximizes profit. Learn about blind inlets that drain small depressional areas of the field.

  • Moving the Needle on Soil Health

    Published on February 17, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Sustainability Session: Feeling stuck on improving your soil health? This session will discuss the value of soil health and how it enhances ecosystem services and resilience to changing weather. Learn about ways evaluate, improve and move forward your soil health.

  • Cover Crops as Forage: What to Consider

    Published on February 17, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Sustainability Session: Are cover crops forages or forages cover crops? In many ways they are the same, but there are important differences. This session will discuss considerations for growing cover crops for forage including species, timing, evaluating your stand and forage quality.

  • Cover Crops: Fitting into your System

    Published on February 17, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Sustainability Session: Are you thinking of using or currently using cover crops and looking for alternatives for fitting them into your cropping system? This session will discuss cover crop species and traditional as well as innovative planting methods for including them in your rotations. Topics will include early interseeding, planting green and more.

  • James Isleib

    Crop Production Educator
    isleibj@msu.edu
    906-387-2530

  • Monica Jean

    Field Crops Educator
    atkinmon@msu.edu
    989-224-5240

  • Christina Curell

    Cover Crop and Soil Health Educator
    curellc@msu.edu
    231-745-2732