Cover Crops: Economics
Cover crops can improve the bottom line in many ways, by reducing fertilizer needs, lowering weed and pest pressure, improving yields and more.
Selection and Management | Economics | Establishment | Crop Rotations |
Soil and Fertility Management | Water Management | Pest Management |
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Organic Fertilizer and Cover Crop Calculator
This free online tool compares the nutrient value and cost of cover crops, organic and synthetic fertilizers...
Also, visit SARE's database for reports on these research projects:
- Optimization of Corn Production Following Legume Green Manures (2008, Wisconsin)
- Evaluating Winter Crops for the Environment and for Profit [on dairy farms] (2005, Ohio)
- Managing Cover Crop and Conservation Tillage Systems to Enhance Vegetable Crop Yields, Economic Returns and Environmental Quality (2004, Oregon)
Dig deeper into cover crops research: SARE has funded hundreds of research and education projects related to cover crops since 1988. This topic room features only a glimpse into SARE's entire portfolio of cover crop research. To discover more, visit SARE's database of projects and conduct full text or advanced keyword searches.