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  • Can you help me with my cover crop?

    Published on May 26, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 4 Episode 5: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean, sits down with Dean Baas, MSU Extension Sustainable Agriculture Educator, to discuss 101 cover crop planning and how to get help with your cover crop.

  • Rotation That's Anything but Boring

    Published on January 7, 2021
    In the Weeds Series 6 Episode 3: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Paul Gross sit down with Tim Boring, Farmer by Stockbridge, MI, to discuss how to incorporate in innovative practices like relay cropping.

  • 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.

  • "What's U.P. @ UPREC?" July 28, 2020, Inter-seeding cover crop in corn FOLLOW-UP

    Published on October 2, 2020

    James Dedecker, director of MSU's Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center describes progress in the 'cover crops inter-seeded into corn' project on the Havelka dairy farm in Stephenson, MI. This project is part of the ongoing work in the U.P. funded by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service "Conservation Innovation Grant" program.

  • Dean Baas

    Sustainable Agriculture Educator
    baasdean@msu.edu
    269-467-5646

  • Benefits of Cover Crops in Urban Farms and Gardens

    Published on November 6, 2019
    Cover crops are useful to all farms, regardless of their size, and can help address challenges unique to urban growers. This table will assist you to identify some of the ways cover crops can help address urban agriculture challenges.

  • Killing Cover Crops in Urban Farms and Gardens

    Published on November 6, 2019
    A cover crop left to seed can become a weed when growing your next crop. This guide helps growers establish a strategy for killing and incorporating cover crops in their urban farms and gardens.

  • Urban Soil Management Research Project - Year 1

    Published on November 5, 2020
    In 2019, we concluded our first year of the urban soil management research project (USMRP). We're investigating ways to improve soil health as quickly as possible through various forms of tillage and cover crop mixes.