Cover crop research, extension, and demonstration activities in Indiana have included using cover crops to recycle nutrients and minimize leaching into tile drains, improve soil health, reduce erosion, suppress pests, and improve crop yields. Farmer-initiated demonstration sites provide locations for local field days and other educational events. The Indiana NRCS has several programs to assist farmers with implementing cover crops as part of a total conservation and energy system on their farm.
Cover Crop Recipes
RECIPE - POST CORN, GOING TO SOYBEAN: USE CEREAL RYE
Planting a cover crop ahead of a soybean cash crop is often the easiest way to introduce cover crops into your rotation.
RECIPE - POST wheat, going to soybean or corn: Use oats/radish mix
Planting oat and daikon-type radish cover crops after wheat and ahead of a soybean or corn cash crop is an easy way to introduce cover crops into your rotation because these cover crops both winter-kill and add important diversity to agricultural fields.