McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

Demonstrating Cover Crop Mixtures on Iowa Farmland: Management, Soil Health, and Water Quality Benefits

Authors: Mark A. Licht (Iowa State University) , Liz Juchems (Iowa Learning Farms) , Jacqueline Comito (Iowa Learning Farms) , Matthew Helmers (Iowa State University) , Sarah Carlson (Practical Farmers of Iowa)

  • Demonstrating Cover Crop Mixtures on Iowa Farmland: Management, Soil Health, and Water Quality Benefits

    McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Demonstrating Cover Crop Mixtures on Iowa Farmland: Management, Soil Health, and Water Quality Benefits

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Abstract

Cover crops are an important component of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, which calls for a high level of adoption to reach the goals of reducing nitrate-nitrogen and phosphorus. Iowa landowners and farmers are increasingly seeing the value of single species cover crops and incorporating them into their cropping systems. However, in Iowa and the Upper Midwest, there is limited research on using cover crop mixtures.

How to Cite:

Licht, M. A. & Juchems, L. & Comito, J. & Helmers, M. & Carlson, S., (2016) “Demonstrating Cover Crop Mixtures on Iowa Farmland: Management, Soil Health, and Water Quality Benefits”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2015(1).

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01 Jan 2016
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