Cover Crops in Vegetable Production Systems

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2012: $59,296.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2014
Region: North Central
State: Iowa
Project Coordinator:
Dr. Ajay Nair
Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University
This publication defines various cover crops and their benefits in vegetable systems such as reducing soil erosion compaction and synthetic nitrogen inputs suppressing weeds increasing soil organic matter and water infiltration enhancing soil biology and
Fact Sheet
Ajay Nair
Jennifer Tillman
Dana Jokela
Raymond Kruse
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
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 U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.