Soil Health

Iowa State Cover Crop Decision Tree

This publication provides best management recommendations for farmers and landowners getting started with conservation and water quality practices by helping select and incorporate in-field and edge-of-field conservation practices most appropriate to the decision maker’s land and preferences.

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University of Purdue Cover Crops Resources

The Agronomy Extension of Purdue University has several resources available for cover crop establishment and termination.

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Penn State Cover Crops and Herbicide Carryover Resource

Soybean Herbicides and Rotation to Cover Crops

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NREC Cover Crop Guide

This 16-page Cover Crop Guide was created through the collaboration of NREC-funded researchers. NREC, along with the researchers, is encouraging producers to “think a systems approach” when planting cover crops, rather than thinking of cover crops only as an additional input.

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Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator

This website provides a process to calculate economic return to N application with different nitrogen and corn prices and to find profitable N rates directly from recent N rate research data. The method used follows a regional approach for determining corn N rate guidelines that is implemented in several Corn Belt states.

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MCCC Illinois Cover Crop Recipes

These recipes provide an introductory approach to integrating a cover crop into a corn-soybean rotation.

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