Red clover frost seeded into winter wheat providing nitrogen and post-harvest, late season ground cover – Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial
Making Cover Crops Work for Wisconsin
Our goal is to achieve greater and more effective use of cover crops and perennials in Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.
Our multi-institutional project team of university and community partners brings years of combined expertise in on-farm cover crops research, data modeling, agricultural policy, and farmer education and outreach in the upper Midwest.
Our Methods & Outcomes
We produce and collate state-wide data to improve modeling behind farmer support programs like SnapPlus and Smartscape.
We survey farmers and agricultural educators to understand cover crop educational and outreach needs in different parts of the state. We produce peer-reviewed scholarship and original outreach information to support decision-makers and improve agricultural policy around cover crops.
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
At the intersection of food, soil, climate, farming and water
UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
Collaborative research on sustainability
Nutrient and Pest Management Program
Helping famers and crop production professionals with selection and management of cover crops