Building Knowledge about Wisconsin’s Cover Crops: A farmer research data collection project
Farmer participation is a key element of the CCROP project. Data provided by citizen science farmers about their cover cropping practices is helping us improve cover crop recommendations for Wisconsin.
Our collaborating farmers respond to an online survey about their practices, take photos of cover crop growth, and allow us to collect biomass samples at the end of the growing season. We share data with our participants, as well as our research findings, and also incorporate feedback in research and outreach programming, including the Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference. Want to join in next year?
Crimping winter rye near Darlington, Wisconsin.
We are currently working on our report and field findings for 2022. If you participated, you’ll be hearing from us about your biomass yield and quality as well as about our more general research findings. For more information about this project please reach out to Dan Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison & Extension Southwest Regional Outreach Specialist | Nutrient and Pest Management Program
Special thanks to The Wisconsin Nature Conservancy & USDA-NRCS
Thanks to our participating farmers