Other Resources

Recent Midwest Research Publication Summaries

Printed/Digital materials
Multimedia materials
Outside links

Printed/Digital Materials

Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide, Second Edition (MCCC- August 2014)

Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide, second edition cover

Soil and Water Conservation: A Celebration of 75 Years

Free E-book from SWCS Celebrates Past Accomplishments and Offers Insight into the Future of Conservation

Cover Crop Economics: Opportunities to Improve Your Bottom Line in Row Crops

Integrating cover crops in soybean rotations: Challenges and recommendations for the North Central Region (MCCC- May 2015)


2020 National Cover Crop Survey (CTIC, SARE, ASTA – August 2020)

2017 Cover Crop Survey (CTIC, SARE, ASTA – September 2017)

2016 Cover Crop Survey (CTIC, SARE, ASTA- July 2016)

2015 Cover Crop Survey (CTIC, SARE, ASTA)

2014 Cover Crop Survey (CTIC, SARE)

2013 Cover Crop Survey (CTIC, SARE)


Managing Cover Crops Profitably (SARE Handbook Series Book 9- 2007)

Managing Cover Crop Profitably Book Cover

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Cover Crop Materials and Video Spreadsheets (March 2016)

The following pdf spreadsheets were developed by a 5-member team of Extension Educators from the North Central Region as a way to help fellow Educators, conservation partners, and individuals interested in learning more about cover crops to have a listing of videos and materials which were broken out by topics as well as roughly ranked based on content relevancy to the overall theme of the video.  Those videos or materials ranking “higher” were seen as having more relevant scientific or instructional information for the viewer, while those with “lower” rankings generally were more testimonial in nature or provided smaller amounts of data or directly useable information to assist in educating the viewer.  Care was taken to attempt to not be overly extreme in critiques of the materials, but instead were designed to be used to help viewers with limited time determine where to start. These lists are not all inclusive.

Acknowledgements: The North Central Ag. & Natural Resource Academy Cover Crops team would like to acknowledge the assistance provided to us for this project by Dr. Eileen Kladivko, Purdue Agronomy Department;  the Midwest Cover Crop Council; various Midwest university specialists; and state conservation agencies and organizations.  Without their help and guidance this resource listing would not have been possible.

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Outside Links

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Health 

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Cover Crops Topic Room

Midwest Grazing Exchange

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