No-till seeding of cover crops into standing soybeans

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2007: $558.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: corn, rye, soybeans, wheat


  • Crop Production: cover crops, no-till
  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Natural Resources/Environment: soil stabilization
  • Soil Management: general soil management

    Proposal summary:

    In many areas of the Northeast, the soybean crop is usually not harvested in time to allow satisfactory establishment of a winter cover crop. This project will research the optimum planting dates for seeding cover crops into standing soybeans, and will evaluate the performance of the cover crop and the corn crop grown the following crop year. Outreach will be through field days and newsletter articles.

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