Cover crops are one of the best ways to improve soil health, reduce off-farm inputs and protect natural resources. This topic room includes a collection of educational materials developed out of decades of SARE-funded cover crop research:
Get Inspired: Cover Crop Innovators Series
Watch 10 short videos of innovative Midwestern farmers describing how they have successfully added cover crops to their cash crop rotations. Learn more.
Farmer Survey: Cover Crops Work
During the fall of 2012, corn yields increased 9.6% when planted after a cover crop, compared to side-by-side fields with no cover crops, and soybean yields improved 11.6% following cover crops. Because of this, and witnessed improvements to soil and water quality, farmers across the Midwest are rapidly expanding their cover crop acreage.