Cover Crop Interseeding into Soybeans at Time of Last Cultivation: Adapting Experimental Results into Practical, Farm-scale Methods

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1997: $5,550.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Tony Potenza
Potenza Farms


  • Agronomic: soybeans


  • Crop Production: cover crops
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Tony Potenza will be working with a neighboring farmer and will develop and test a method of interseeding cover crops into organic soybeans at the time of last cultivation as a way to minimize erosion. Potenza aims to develop a practical method for seeding off the cultivator that others farmers can easily adopt, including developing guidelines for seed placement and distribution, seeding rates, machinery design and calibration.

    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.