Farmer participation is a key element of the CCROP project. The data that citizen science farmers provide 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?
Crimping winter rye near Darlington, Wisconsin.
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 USDA-NRCS
Thanks to our participating farmers