Optimization of corn production following legume green manures

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $5,246.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
Dr. James Stute
Stute Farms

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn


  • Crop Production: cover crops
  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research, workshop
  • Soil Management: green manures, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health

    Proposal summary:

    This project will investigate the effects of annual cover crop biomass management (harvested or left intact) the year before corn and use of supplemental nitrogen on the agronomic and economic performance of corn.

    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.