Cover Crop Management in the Upper Midwest

Project Overview

FNC95-117
Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1995: $2,332.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1995
Region: North Central
State: Illinois
Project Coordinator:

Commodities

  • Agronomic: clovers, corn, soybeans

Practices

  • Crop Production: cover crops
  • Soil Management: green manures

    Summary:

    Water quality concerns and the increasing costs of off-farm inputs provide encouraement for alterntive farming practices.

    Objective: To aerially seed rye into standing corn and alsike clover into standing soybeans to alleviate soil erosionand provide green manure for crop nutrients and allelopathic mulch for weed control and mositure retention.

    Results: Awaiting final report for data on yield, weed control and soil tests.

    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.