Indiana CCA Conference 2018 Presentation



Soil & Water
Wed, Dec 19, 2018
9:00am to 9:50am


Soil & Water
Wed, Dec 19, 2018
2:00pm to 2:50pm


Cover crops can be a useful conservation practice for improving soil health, scavenging and recycling nutrients, reducing erosion, and contributing to more resilient cropping systems over the long term.  Many producers are interested in learning more about cover crop options and trying cover crops in their operation, but they are sometimes overwhelmed by the many different choices and options for cover crops.  This presentation is aimed at providing crop advisors with some simple “recipes” for cover crop use for first-time cover crop adopters.  These recipes are intended to provide a relatively simple, low-risk strategy for integrating cover crops into a corn-soybean rotation in Indiana and the eastern Cornbelt.  The recipes include details on the specific cover crops, seeding rates and dates, and termination guidance and should be useful to both the producer and the crop advisor with limited cover crop experience.


Eileen Kladivko

Professor of Agronomy
Purdue University

Barry Fisher

State Soil Health Specialist /Agronomist
Natural Resources Conservation Service

Bill Johnson

Professor of Weed Science
Purdue University