Posted on February 6, 2023
Just Transitions report and webinar
Wondering how managed livestock grazing can contribute to justice in the food system? There is a growing call to transform the U.S. food system so […]
Posted on August 16, 2022
Hazelnut field days
The Central Wisconsin Network is hosting a FREE Field Day on Friday August 19th from 1-4pm. This field day will feature the experimental hazelnut varieties […]
Posted on July 12, 2021
Wisconsin Cover Crop and Conservation Conversations Webinar Series, 2021
A weekly conservation-oriented webinar series, “Wisconsin Cover Crop and Conservation Conversations,” organized and run by UW-Madison Nutrient and Pest Management’s Jamie Patton was offered over the lunch hour on three Fridays from March 19 through April 2, 2021.
Posted on October 1, 2020
Wisconsin Cover Crops Research and Outreach Project (2017-2022)
The Wisconsin Cover Crops Research and Outreach Project (CCROP) is a collaborative effort on the efficacy of cover crops on Upper Midwest dairy, livestock, grain […]
Posted on June 5, 2019
Cover Crops on the Intensive Market Farm
This updated publication is meant to serve as a practical guide to using cover crops on small- to moderate-size fresh market vegetable operations. Cover crops are especially vital on organic vegetable farms, and the recommendations in this report are appropriate for a certified organic grower.
Posted on September 13, 2018
Living Mulch Suppresses Weeds and Yields in Organic Vegetable Plots (CIAS Research Brief #100)
Researchers at the UW-Madison tested living mulches for use in the production of three organic vegetable crops to evaluate their impact on weed suppression, labor needs and crop yield and quality.
Fall-Sown Cover Crops and Weed Suppression in Organic Small-Scale Vegetable Production (CIAS Research Brief #99)
While contributing to successful weed management, cover crops provide other benefits by reducing erosion, building soil organic matter, and, depending on the cover crop, retaining or providing soil nutrients.
Posted on February 22, 2017
Options for Weed Control in Hazelnut Plantings (CIAS Research Brief #98)
If the goal is to prevent soil erosion, protect water resources and promote an ecologically diverse wildlife-friendly agro-ecosystem, alternative methods of weed control for hazelnuts are needed.
Posted on January 19, 2012
Cover Crops Case Studies: Gary Sommers Farm
This case study shares the experience of one Wisconsin farmer who has been growing cover crops on his cash grain farm for twenty years. He presents his philosophy of cover crop use, explains what cover crop management practices have and have not worked on his farm, and describes what benefits he sees from growing cover crops.
Posted on November 10, 2011
Cover Crops Case Studies: JenEhr Family Farm
Wisconsin is seeing a renewed interest in planting cover crops to prevent soil erosion, retain or add nutrients, reduce pest pressures and accomplish other goals.
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
University of Wisconsin-Madison