Cover Crops

Precision Conservation Management: The Business Case for Conservation

Precision Conservation Management (PCM), is a program of IL Corn and Illinois Soybean Association. PCM released their annual “Business Case for Conservation” that offers data highlights gleaned from farmers in Illinois. The results are useful for farmers across much of the Midwest in regard to nitrogen application, cover crops, and tillage management.

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National Cover Crop Survey Report 2022-2023

From increasing yield to improving soil health, find out why farmers use cover crops. Since 2012, SARE, CTIC and other partner organizations have periodically conducted a national survey of farmers on their experiences with cover crops.

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Cover Crop Seed Dealers Directory

Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership’s Cover Crop Seed Dealers Directory shares contact information, geography of service, and a list of available conservation cropping services provided by cover crop seed dealers in Illinois. The directory was developed to assist farmers in identifying cover crop seed dealers in their proximity who can supply cover crop seed and provide other services to support a farmer’s transition to or management of a conservation cropping system.


Click here to access a searchable, filterable live version of the directory.

Click here to add your business to the directory by completing our submission form.


ISAP does not endorse any particular program or company. Our goal is solely to share information among our farmer networks. The information in this directory was accurate at the time of publication (August 2023), but we encourage you to contact the service providers listed for the most up-to date information. If there is information in this directory that needs to be updated, please contact ISAP at

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Carbon Reduction Potential Evaluation (CaRPE) Tool

American Farmland Trust expanded the utility of COMET-Planner by integrating cropland and grazing land acreages and data from the 2017 Census of Agriculture. 

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This online tool provides general estimates of the GHG impacts of certain NRCS conservation practices. Estimates can be supplied in tonnes of CO2e reduction potential per acre per year. 

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Combating Climate Change on US Cropland

This report, produced by American Farmland Trust, highlights potential for US cropland to sequester carbon and reduce GHG emission through the adoption of cover cropping and no-till.  Values are based on analysis conducted in CaRPE.  

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