Dr. Matt Ruark, Extension Soil Scientist, University of Wisconsin, shows three different demonstrations fields planted with cover crops following winter wheat or corn silage harvest. They include rye, clover with oats, and radish.
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ISU has created two new tools farmers can use to help manage cover crops more effeciently. The Cover Crop Cost Calculator helps calculate and compare the cost of drilling or aerial seeding cover crops. The Cover Crop Seeding Rate tool helps farmers find out the seeding rates for several varieties of single species cover crops and for mixes, too.