Conservation Cropping System Initiative Workshops
National and local experts will lead these unique workshops about managing soil health to maximize profits and increase production while protecting your land.
These workshops will discuss ways to make conservation cropping systems more successful on your farm. Topics include no-till and cover crops, including machinery adjustments, nutrient and pest management specific to conservation cropping systems, and selecting and managing cover crops. How these systems help improve overall soil health will also be discussed.
Registration for ICP Agency Staff
Registration for Farmers
Registration for CCAs
A Strategy to Improve Soil Health in a Midwest Corn-Soybean
Farmers, who use quality No-till systems to improve soil health, find that the integration of single cropping practices into a system, can consistently show that the benefits of the whole system exceeds the sum of the parts.
Managing for Soil Health is recognized as a regenerative approach for farmers to achieve resilience to the effects of extreme weather conditions and attain higher yield capacity on any soil in any year. LEARN MORE
New "How To" Video
Follow our Under Cover Farmers to learn how three farmers in Stanly County, NC, started using multispecies cover crops and how they were able to realize economic returns on their investment in the first year (28 minutes length). Great footage on establishing and
terminating cover crops. WATCH VIDEO
Cover Crop Selector Tool Helps Indiana Farmers Choose Cover Crops
A simple computer model, developed by the Midwest Cover Crop Council, helps Indiana farmers select cover crops for this fall. Simply input your County, soil type, and what you want the cover crop to do, and the model will suggest cover crops and mixes, and suggest planting dates.
After the 2012 drought, corn and soybean herbicide carry-over may be higher than normally. This could impact some cover crops. It may be wise to take a scoop of soil, and grow cover crops in a pot before seeding a whole field. This should be done as soon as possible.
MCCC Cover Crop Selector Tool
MCCC Cover Crop Field Guide