SARE Releases Economic Cover Crop Calculator
Iowa State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Research (SARE) and Education program has released a calculator that determines the economics of cover crops for new users. Growers receive estimated annual net returns under various scenarios with the inclusion of costs associated with application, termination seed, etc. Those already applying cover crops can also use the tool to improve profits. The calculator allows the user to create their own scenario by inputting personal data, therefore, the tool can be used by any grower throughout the U.S. with a corn-soy rotation. For more information, click here!