Research and Policy Director
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August 23rd, 2013
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PFI provides farmers and agency personnel with information, anecdotes and research about adding cover crops to current conventional, organic or other farming systems. PFI provides farmers with opportunities to share their stories and research results with one another and with others outside the PFI membership.
This sheet explains the facts and benefits of cover crops to improve soil in prevented planting fields.
This handout explains the basics of working with two online cover crop planning tools: the Iowa Cover Crop Decision Tool, by the Midwest Cover Crops Council, and SmartMix Calculator™, a cover crop worksheet by Green Cover Seed.
For more information on how and why cover crops work, check out the book Managing Cover Crops Profitably by the Sustainable Agriculture Network, available as a free download.
To find contact information for pilots, seed houses or cooperatives that are helping get cover crops planted or terminated, see PFI’s Cover Crop Business Directory.
For information about cover crops throughout the Midwest, visit the Midwest Cover Crops Council Website.
Interested in adding cover crops to your farm? Joel Gruver’s Cover Crop Alternatives presentation shows how you can more easily add cover crops to your farming system.
This 136-page guide will help you effectively select, grow, and use cover crops in your farming systems. You can purchase a copy for just $5.