2017 Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference a Success
The 2017 conference, our fourth, was held on October 4th in Washington and Ozaukee Counties, near Wisconsin’s Eastern shore. The theme of this year’s conference was “The Role of Cover Crops in Soil and Water Quality”, chosen because the location falls in the Milwaukee River Watershed which is classified as impaired by the Environmental Protection […]
MFAI Releases Report Analyzing Conservation Stewardship Program in Wisconsin
In March 2016, MFAI, in collaboration with GrassWorks, Inc. and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and with significant assistance from NRCS Wisconsin, released a report which analyzed the Conservation Stewardship Program in Wisconsin.
Rethinking Red Clover as a Cover Crop
Frost seeding red clover into wheat has become a popular cover crop system in the upper mid-west and rightfully so. It’s cheaper to establish than other cover crop options in wheat, “Tillage” radish for example; its reliable year in and out because success is not dependent on highly variable August rainfall; the system is “Shovel […]