On-Farm Cover Crop Trial Protocols

Project Type: Local Ed & Demo (formerly RGR)
Funds awarded in 2019: $49,983.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2022
Host Institution Award ID: G135-20-W7507
Grant Recipients: WSU; Oregon State University; University of Idaho
Region: Western
State: Washington
Principal Investigator:
Nick Andrews
Oregon State University
Lauren Golden
University of Idaho
Clare Sullivan
Oregon State University
Tracking cover crop plantings and results systematically will inform variety selection and reduce risk for producers wishing to include cover crops in rotations. Unlike a traditional replicated trial, the emphasis is on multiple trials that are likely unreplicated. Results from replicated trials can still be included. The Workflow diagram illustrates how to plan, track, and register a cover crop trial. The analyses included herein are a recommended minimum data set. Additional data can be collected and documented. See the following database for collecting cover crop trial data: https://projects.sare.org/wp-content/uploads/6.CoverCropTrialDatabase-Blank.xlsx
Douglas Collins, Washington State University
Nick Andrews, Oregon State University
Stephen Hines, University of Idaho
Clint Taylor, Oregon State University
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Researchers
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.