Evaluation of Annual Legumes as Alternatives to Red Clover for Use as Cover Crops

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2006: $4,793.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
Dr. James Stute
Stute Farms

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: general grain crops


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    A two-year field evaluation of alternative legume cover crops for adoptability in a no-till wheat-corn crop sequence. Evaluation criteria include biomass and nitrogen yield, physical characteristics of biomass and soil at planting, attractiveness to insect pests and suitability for mechanical harvest as forage.

    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.