Purdue has recently published cover crop recipes intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to growing cover crops. With experience, farmers may fine-tune the use of cover crops for their systems. Cover crop resources from Purdue University are available on line and include the following topics/titles:
- Post Soybean, Going to Corn: Use Oats/Radish and Post Corn, Going to Soybean: Use Cereal Rye. Both publications available from www.mccc.msu.edu. Select states/provinces tab at top of the page, then Indiana.
- Managing Cover Crops: An Introduction to Integrating Cover Crops into a Corn-Soybean Rotation (Purdue Extension publication AY-353-W) https://extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/AY/AY-353-W.pdf
- Residual Herbicides and Fall Cover Crop Establishment. https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/newsletters/pestandcrop/article/residual-herbicides-and-fall-cover-crop-establishment/
- Terminating Cover Crops: Successful Cover Crop Termination with Herbicides, https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=WS-50-W
- Recommended Cover Crop Seeding Methods and Tools, available from the USDA–Natural Resources Conservation Service, https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs144p2_030986.pdf
For those without access to the Internet, contact me at the Wayne County Extension office (330-264-8722) and I can print off a publication and make it available for pick up at the Extension office.