Cover crops can slow erosion, improve soil, smother weeds, enhance nutrient and moisture availability, help control many pests, and bring a host of other benefits to farms across the country. For more than 20 years, NCR-SARE has supported projects by researchers, producers, and educators who are using this time-tested method of revitalizing soil, curbing erosion, and managing pests.
Cover crop adoption has been increasing rapidly. Since 2012, SARE, CTIC and other partner organizations have conducted a national survey of farmers on their experiences with cover crops.
Read more about the SARE cover crop surveys.