Improving Cereal Rye Cover Crop BMPs to Increase Adoption of Cover Crops by Iowa Farmers
Influence of Spatial Planting Arrangement of a Winter Cereal Rye Cover Crop on Corn Productivity
Iowa Nutrient Research Center Supports New Studies to Improve Success Strategies for Cover Crops
“If farmers have a good year growing cover crops, they can get really excited and plant more acres. But if they have a bad year, they might never use cover crops again,” said Alison Robertson, professor of plant pathology and microbiology and a lead investigator of cover crop projects funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center.
USDA Increases Crop Insurance Flexibility for Cover Crop Management
USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have announced new policies within crop insurance that will provide added flexibility for managing cover crops, beginning with the 2020 crop year.
Impacts of Cover Crops on Phosphorus and Nitrogen Loss with Surface Runoff
Interseeding Grass and Legume Cover Crops into Early Vegetative Stage Corn
Furthering Understanding of the Role of Cereal Rye Allelochemicals in the Cereal Rye-Corn Production System
Completing Three Corn-Soybean Rotation Cycles for Ongoing Research on Impacts of Cover Crops on Phosphorus and Nitrogen Loss with Surface Runoff
Virtual Field Day November 5: Exploring Impacts of Cover Crops, Tillage & N-Inhibitors on Crop Performance and Water Quality
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day exploring impacts of cover crops, tillage and nitrogen-inhibitors on crop performance and water quality on Thursday, November 5th at 1 p.m. CST.