Cover Crops 101 – Fact and Planning Tool


  • Increases soil organic matter
  • Increases soils ability to infiltrate water
  • Reduces nutrient run-off
  • Reduces soil erosion
  • Provides carbon sequestration
  • Augments pollinator habitat


  • Full Season Cover Crops
  • Shoulder Season Crops
  • Intercropping
  • Increases plant diversity
  • Ability to integrate livestock

Project Overview

Use the Crop Crops 101 -Fact and Planing Tool as a resource guide to help you plan how to incorporate cover crops into your farming operation.

The fact and planning tool can help

  • Set your goals
  • Help you plan to plant cover crops
    • What window to plant in
    • What species to plant
    • What seeding strategy
    • What termination strategy
  • Evaluate your progress