The University of Wisconsin is actively working to answer farmers questions about cover crops. Research projects include determining nitrogen credit from berseem and crimson clovers and the impact of grass cover crops in dairy production. The University of Wisconsin is also evaluating cover crops for weed suppression and nitrogen management.

Wisconsin Cover Crop Recipe – Post Corn Silage, Going to Corn: Use Cereal Rye
Wisconsin Cover Crop Recipe – Post Corn Silage, Going to Soybean: Use Cereal Rye
Minnesota-Wisconsin Cover Crop Recipe – Post Canning Crops: Use Oats with Radish
Please scroll down to read extension publications from Wisconsin.

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.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Find your local NRCS Field Service Center

University of Wisconsin Extension

Find your County Extension Office

UW Soil Science Extension

UW Soil Science Extension - Cover Crop Page

Wisconsin Land + Water 

Find your County 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

Matt Ruark

Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin- Madison
Department of Soil Science
1525 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-263-2889
Email: mdruark@wisc.edu


Other Contacts

Kenneth A. Albrecht
Agronomy Department
University of Wisconsin- Madison
242 Moore Hall-Agronomy
1575 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-262-2314
Email: kaalbrec@wisc.edu

Heidi Johnson

Dane County UW-Extension
5201 Fen Oak Dr, Ste 138
Madison, WI 53718-8827
Phone: 608-224-3700
Email: johnson.heidi@countyofdane.com

Kevin B. Shelley
Nutrient and Pest Management Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension
445 Henry Mall,
Madison, WI 53706-1577
Phone: 608-262-7846
Email: kshelley@wisc.edu