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Cover Crops

Cover Crop Cost-Share Announcement

Definition:

Crops including grasses, legumes, and forbs for seasonal cover and other conservation purposes.

Purpose:

Primary Purposes:

Secondary Purposes:

Practice Criteria:
This practice is meant for cover crops planted in late summer/early fall and maintained through the winter. Cooperators can apply for this practice one time only. Each application will cover 3 years of implementation. Cooperators will be reimbursed after each season of planting cover crops.

Cover Crops

Cover Crops

Cover Crops


Resources:

OSU Establishing Winter Cover Crops
http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/sfn/f10wintercovercrops

OSU Organic Fertilizer and Cover Crop Calculator
http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/calculator

eOrganic cover crop group
http://eorganic.info/

UC/SAREP Cover Crop Database
http://www.sarep.ucdavis.edu/ccrop/

Managing Cover Crops Profitably
http://www.sare.org/publications/covercrops/covercrops.pdf

http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books/Managing-Cover-Crops-Profitably-3rd-Edition/Text-Version

Midwest Cover Crops Council
http://www.mccc.msu.edu/index.htm

McGuire, A (2003). Mustard Green Manures Replace Fumigant and Improve Infiltration in Potato Cropping System. Published online at the Plant Management Network
http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/cm/research/2003/mustard/

WSU Cover crops Resources
http://csanr.wsu.edu/cover-cropping/

Cover Crops for Pacific Northwest Vineyards
http://wallawalla.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Vineyard-Cover-Crops-eb2010.pdf

NRCS Technical Note: Green Manure and Cover Crops for the Inland Pacific Northwest
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_PLANTMATERIALS/publications/wapmctn9186.pdf

Reduced Tillage in Organic Agriculture and Winter Cover Crops Field Day, WSU  Puyallup Research and Extension Center
http://eorganic.info/sites/eorganic.info/files/u655/FieldDay21May12Handout.pdf

NRCS Technical Note: Cover Crops http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_PLANTMATERIALS/publications/idpmstn10095.pdf