The Minnesota Cover Crop Guide. Cates, A. M. & Lewandowski, A. M. Funder: Minnesota Department of Agriculture. $111,709. 3/20/19 to 3/31/21.
The Minnesota Office for Soil Health (MOSH) is collaborating with Wenck Associates and the Freshwater Society to create the MOSH Minnesota Cover Crop Guide. The Guide will bring together Minnesota-based information in one resource, building from a baseline of existing national cover crop recommendations from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE) (Clark, 2007), and regional research and recommendations compiled by the Midwest Cover Crop Council (http://mccc.msu.edu/) . The Guide will provide research-based technical information on seeding rates, planter settings, and termination guidelines, as well as narrative examples of farmer-led cover crop trials when available. To avoid duplicating existing resources, we will focus on cover crop data from Minnesota and adjoining states to build recommendations.