Cover Crop Images Library

Cover Crop Images Library

Library of Cover Crop and Soil Health Images

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The photos in this database are provided for free, non-commercial use by educators working in agriculture and conservation, provided that proper attribution is used (see below). It is particularly our hope that these visuals will help support more use of cover crops as farmers and landowners seek to improve soil health.

Cover crop image galleries include air seeders, aerials, equipment, Midwest, Maryland, people, radish, Pennsylvania, rye, vetch, triticale, crop residue, clover, mixed plantings, BARC research and Pacific Northwest.

Soil Health Illustrations

The SARE Cover Crop Image Library includes a soil health gallery with high-resolution illustrations. In addition, the illustrations are compiled in a set of 20 PowerPoint slides for use in presentations. Explanatory notes are included with each slide and image captions.

Photographer Credits

The cover crop photos in this database were compiled by Remsberg Inc. under a contract with the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Most of the photos were shot by Edwin Remsberg, a professional photographer, but some were contributed by other photographers and are noted as such.

The soil health illustrations were created by Carlyn Iverson.

When using any of these photos or illustrations, whether in presentations, posters or print materials, please credit the relevant photographer and also the USDA-SARE program. You can credit SARE simply in a text tag line with the photographer’s name, such as “Photo credit: Edwin Remsberg and USDA-SARE.”

Project Credits

These resources are available through the support of the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.

Product specs
Format: Databases
Year: 2016
Location: Maryland | North Central | Northeast | Pennsylvania | South | West

Cover Crop Innovators Series

Watch short videos of innovative farmers from across the country describing how they have successfully added cover crops to their cash crop rotations. Learn more.