SARE’s Cover Crops Topic Room

This online collection of educational materials was developed out of decades of SARE-funded cover crop research.

Attracting Native Pollinators

Illustrated with hundreds of color photographs and dozens of specially created illustrations, this book provides rich detail on creating and managing pollinator habitat. 

The Iowa NRCS Cover Crop Economics Tool

This user-friendly economic assessment tool helps determine the costs and benefits of incorporating cover crops into a crop rotation.

Manage Insects on Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological Strategies

A guide on how to apply ecological pest management principles to your farming system. 

Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 3rd Edition

This definitive book explores how and why cover crops work and provides all the information needed to build cover crops into any farming operation. 

Bees and Cover Crops

This four-page Penn State bulletin describes the use of flowering cover crops for native pollinator conservation.

Habitat Management in Vineyards

This University of California manual provides practical steps for managing pests by improving biodiversity at the field and landscape levels.

This bulletin was co-written by Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation staff members Eric Lee-Mader, Anne Stine, Jarrod Fowler, Jennifer Hopwood and Mace Vaughan, with contributions from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). It was produced by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture under award number 2014-38640-22173. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the USDA.

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