Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 3rd Edition

Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 3rd Edition

Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 3rd Edition

Managing Cover Crops Profitably explores how and why cover crops work, and provides all the information needed to build cover crops into any farming operation. Along with detailed management information on the most commonly used species—including grasses, grains, brassicas and mustards, and legumes—Managing Cover Crops Profitably offers chapters on the role of cover crops in broader topics such as crop rotations, pests and conservation tillage. It also has appendices on seed suppliers and regional experts.

“This is the best book I have ever read. It uses science to explain complex concepts, lays out options for different systems and climates, and allows innovative farmers to digest the information and make their own intelligent decisions.” -Wolfgang Rougle, Twining Tree Farm, Cottonwood, Calif.

For Midwestern farmers: The information in Managing Cover Crops Profitably formed the foundation of the Midwest Cover Crops Council's Cover Crop Decision Tools, which are interactive, web-based systems to assist farmers in selecting cover crops to include in field crop and vegetable rotations.

What is Soil Health - an interactive infographic

Soil health plays an essential role in raising healthy, productive crops and livestock. With this interactive infographic, learn how practices such as cover crops, no-till, crop rotation and the integration of livestock work in concert to improve soil health.

Product specs
Year: 2007
Length: 244 Pages
Location: North Central | Northeast | South | West
How to order
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Order by phone: (301) 779-1007.

Visit How to Order for bulk discount and shipping rates, additional ordering options, order tracking information and more. This publication is distributed by SARE Outreach.

Find recorded broadcasts, speaker presentations and formal outcomes (when available) from the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health, held Feb. 17-19 in Omaha, Neb. more

Visit the Cover Crops Topic Room to discover a wealth of educational materials developed out of decades of SARE-funded cover crop research. Information is organized in the following subsections:

Cover Crops: Dig Deeper

In addition to the resources featured in the Cover Crops Topic Room, SARE has funded hundreds of research and education projects related to cover crops since 1988. To discover them, visit SARE's database of projects and conduct full text or advanced keyword searches.