Iowa Seed Corn Cover Crops Initiative

2016-Present

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About

Grant award
$1,113,285

Total project
$1,900,560

Description
The project seeks to focus on increasing adoption of cover crops on seed corn production acres in Iowa. The focus on seed corn production is largely driven by the unique opportunity for adoption of cover crops due to an earlier harvest, which provides better timing opportunities for establishment in the fall. The seed corn focus on cover crops is heavily driven by the industry, and their efforts will promote and support the use of cover crops as a valuable practice for reducing both nutrient losses along with other potential production benefits by addressing soil compaction, weed pressures and the lack of crop residue.

 

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