New and continued research on cover crops in a variety of crop rotations is occurring at several sites in Kansas. Projects range from no-till and minimum tillage vegetable production to soil health and water use. Over twenty Kansas collaborators have worked to add Kansas to the MCCC’s Cover Crop Selection Tool which is now available to the public. Many cover crop field days and meetings occur throughout the state with cooperation between Kansas State University Research and Extension, the Kansas NRCS, county Conservation Districts, and non-profit organizations such as the Kansas Alliance of Wetlands and Streams.

Kansas Cover Crop Recipe – Post Corn, Going to Soybean: Use Cereal Rye
Please scroll down to read extension publications from Kansas.


Various agencies provide cover crop services at a local level. These resources can help with technical support and answer questions from a local perspective at no cost.

Kansas Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Find your local NRCS Field Service Center

Kansas State University Extension

Find your Local Extension Office

Kansas Association of Conservation Districts

Find your County Soil and Water Conservation District

Feel free to contact your MCCC state representative for local questions and recommendations. Your MCCC state representative's contact information can be found on the State Contacts tab.

MCCC State Contact

DeAnn Presley, Associate Professor
Kansas State University
Environmental Soil Science and Management
2712 Throckmorton Ctr.
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-1218
Email: deann@ksu.edu

Cover Cropping for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects

Eric Lee-Mader, Anne Stine, Jarrod Fowler, Jennifer Hopwood and Mace Vaughanby – Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation with contributions from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service August 2017 Cover Cropping for Pollinators… Show more