No-till Sweet Corn after Winter Rye Cover Crop, Northern Indiana, 2020

Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2019: $130,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2021
Grant Recipient: Purdue University
Region: North Central
State: Indiana
State Coordinator:
Lais McCartney
Pudue Extension Hancock County
No-till planting of sweet corn into a killed winter rye cover crop is not a widely used practice in Indiana, but has potential to provide soil health benefits such as reduced compaction, improved soil waterholding capacity, reduced evaporation from soil surface, and other benefits documented for other cropping systems. The goal of this project is to develop a workable system at the Pinney Purdue Ag Center for no-till sweet corn production after winter rye that can be used for demonstration and in future research to better understand and improve production practices.
Elizabeth Maynard, Purdue Extension
This product is associated with the project "Indiana 19-20 Plan of Work"
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.