Indiana

Cover crop research, extension, and demonstration activities in Indiana have included using cover crops to recycle nutrients and minimize leaching into tile drains, improve soil health, reduce erosion, suppress pests, and improve crop yields.  Farmer-initiated demonstration sites provide locations for local field days and other educational events.  The Indiana NRCS has several programs to assist farmers with implementing cover crops as part of a total conservation and energy system on their farm.

Please scroll down to read extension publications from Indiana.

 

Various agencies provide cover crop services at a local level. These resources can help with technical support and answer questions from a local perspective at no cost.

Indiana Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Find your local NRCS Field Service Center

Purdue Extension

Find your County Purdue Extension Office

Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD)

Find your County SWCD

Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (CCSI) is a partnership between numerous organizations in Indiana all working toward improving soil health and soil productivity.

 

Feel free to contact your MCCC state representative for local questions and recommendations. Your MCCC state representative's contact information can be found on the State Contacts tab.

MCCC State Contact

Eileen J. Kladivko, Professor
Agronomy Department
Purdue University
915 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN  47907-2054
Phone: 765-494-6372
Fax: 765-496-2926
E-mail: kladivko@purdue.edu

Other Contacts

Keith Johnson, Professor 
Forage specialist
Agronomy Department
Purdue University
915 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN  47907-2054
phone: 765-494-4800
E-mail: johnsonk@purdue.edu

Barry Fisher
Central Team Leader/ Soil Health Specialist
Natural Resources Conservation Service
6013 Lakeside Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46278-2933
Phone: 317-295-5850
E-mail: Barry.Fisher@wdc.usda.gov

Shalamar Armstrong, Assistant Professor
Agronomy Department
Purdue University
915 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN  47907-2054
Phone 765-496-0256
Email:  sarmstro@purdue.edu