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.
Questions about the surveys or finding can be directed to Dr. Rob Myers, regional director of extension programs for North Central Region SARE.