Cover Crops, Green Manures and Mulches

Do you have it covered? Find information about the beneficial uses of living plants, organic matter and other materials in cropping systems including protection of soil or delicate plantings, soil enrichment, management of runoff and leaching, water conservation and weed control.

Missouri Alternatives Center: Link List   html

University of Missouri. Cooperative Extension Service.

Links to hundreds of full-text Extension publications that address all kinds agricultural alternatives. Topics include on-farm research.

Cover Crops for Conservation Tillage Systems   html

The Pennsylvania State University.

A publication that addresses the benefits and disadvantages of , common varieties, and management and suppression of cover crops.

Michigan Cover Crops   html

Michigan State University. Kellogg Biological Station.

Provides an overview of cover crops, more detailed information about suitable species, cropping systems and organic research and links to additional sources of information.

Cover Crops for Sustainable Production   html

North Carolina State University. Cooperative Extension. Chatham County Center.

Fact sheets and resources on selecting and using cover crops in North Carolina and the southeastern region of the U.S., especially for organic production.

Cover Crops and Green Manures   html

University of Hawai'i. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.

A series of fact sheets divided into leguminous and non-leguminous selections for use as cover crops and green manures.

Cover Crops   html

Oregon State University. Forage Information System.

A collection of publications, experts, media and links covering species, establishment, management, incorporation and removal of cover crops.

Cover Crop Database   html

University of California. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.

This database contains information pertaining to 40 crop species derived from journal articles, conference proceedings, standard textbooks, unpublished data and personal communications from researchers and farmers. Plant descriptions, cultural requirements and uses are given for each species.

Soils and Compost   html

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

Publications and other resources on how to assess, improve and maintain soil health for both croplands and pastures including principal uses and benefits of cover crops and green manures. Of particular interest is an Overview of Cover Crops and Green Manures.