Published Jul 28, 2015

The Economics of Cover Crops

By Practical Farmers of Iowa


NWF awarded grants to researchers from Iowa State University and Western Illinois University to assess and interpret the economic impacts of using cover crops such as reduced input costs at the farmer level to job creation at the economy-wide level.

This webinar includes research results from:

1. Quantifying Nitrogen Scavenging; Ajay Nair, Iowa State University

2. Economic Impact of Cover Crop Seed Sales; Fred Lutzi, Western Illinois University

3. Using Simple Field Tests for Soil Quality to Promote Cover Crops and Management Practices; Chad Watts, CTIC