North Central SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product
Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil and Water Quality
This fact sheet highlights the physical, chemical, biological, and economic benefits of using cover crops in a sustainable cropping system.
It was produced by NCR-SARE Graduate Student Grant recipient, James Hoorman, in conjunction with the Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC).
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) GNC08-093, Recycling Nutrients with Cover Crops to Decrease Hypoxia/Eutrophication while Promoting Sustainable Crop Production .
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Project products are developed as part of SARE grants. They are made available with support from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed within project products do not necessarily reflect the view of the SARE program or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.