Cover Crops Menu
Use covers to build soil, reduce fertilizer and smother weeds.
Managing Cover Crops Profitably -- New 212-page book from the USDA's SARE program helps farmers zero in on the right cover crops and manage them for maximum benefits.
Online Cover Crop Video -- Watch innovator Steve Groff kill his cover crop with a stalk chopper and no-till transplant tomotoes (.avi or .mov files).
Cover Crop and Forage Seed Sources -- Find the varieties you need to fit your farming system.
No-Till Transplanting Into Cover Crops Pa. vegetable grower Steve Groff shares tips about his 'New Generation' cropping systems.
Farmscaping to Enhance Biological Control -- This excellent online resource from ATTRA tells how to turn your farm into a home for beneficial insects to help check pest problems. Please register at the site's publication page before viewing.
Cover and Green Manure Crop Benefits to Soil Quality -- Good summary from the USDA-NRCS Soil Quality Institute. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. (Adobe Acrobat download site.)
Managing Cover Crops Profitably -- On-line version of the first editon of the Sustainable Agriculture Network's print handbook. Good general resource with guide to proven covers by region and summaries of more than 30 cover crops and mixes. An even better resource is the all-new 2nd print edition of Managing Cover Crops Profitably
University of California SAREP Cover Crop Resource Page -- Extensive site that includes a database of more than 5,000 items, 400 on-line images (unavailable on 3/4/97 visit) and detailed information on 32 cover crop species. Relevance not limited to California growers.
Cover Crops Home Page -- Oregon State University Forage Information System -- Topics page provides links to species profiles and other useful information.
How to Grow Fresh-Market Tomatoes The Sustainable Way With Organic Mulches -- Brief summary of a publication by USDA's Dr. Aref Abdul-Baki. Describes no-till transplant system similar to that used by Steve Groff.
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