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Great Lakes Cover Crops Initiative

Name: Great Lakes Cover Crops Initiative

Location/Terrain: Lake Michigan, Lake Erie and Lake Huron basins

Crop(s): Cover Crops

Nutrient(s): Agricultural Pollution

Rationale: Demonstrate the effectiveness of cover crops within conservation tillage systems

Demonstrating Pay-for-Performance Conservation on Working Lands

Name: Demonstrating Pay-for-Performance Conservation on Working Lands

Location/Terrain: This work takes places in various locations throughout the United States.

Crop(s): Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Hay

Nutrient(s): Primarily P, but also N and sediments.

Rationale: Improve producer motivation for reducing nutrient loss and to increase the technical- and cost-effectiveness of conservation activities

Using Cover Crops to Facilitate the Transition to Continuous No-Till

Name: Using Cover Crops to Facilitate the Transition to Continuous No-Till

Location/Terrain: Indiana and Ohio

Crop(s): Cover crops

Nutrient(s): Soil health and nutrient content

Rationale: Cover crops can be used to ease farmers into the transition to a continuous no-till system

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