Upcoming project to examine benefits of cover crops
Karen Scanlon, executive director for CTIC, said that the upcoming project was timely with growing interest in cover crops.
“Cover crops are in the spotlight, and there may be questions on using them effectively for maximum benefit to the producer and farm,” Scanlon said. “This project will provide greater insight into the challenges and benefits of cover crops. CTIC and partners hope to help many producers across the Midwest discover cover crop usefulness, such as protecting the soil, improving water quality and more.”
Partners in the project include Corn & Soybean Digest and the National Corn Growers Association.
Funding partners include Monsanto, Bayer CropScience, Syngenta, The Nature Conservancy, Purdue University, DuPont Pioneer and the CropLife Foundation.