Midwest Cover Crops Council seeking input from soybean growers and CCAs

The Midwest Cover Crops Council’s goal is to have farmers adopt the use of cover crops across the region.

Weldon_FD_soybean_field_dead_ryeA team from the council is conducting surveys of North Central Region soybean growers and CCAs/Agronomists to learn more about the use and challenges of including cover crops before and after soybeans from a farmer’s perspective. This survey is funded by a North Central Soybean Research Program grant and the information will be used to produce a report for farmers on cover crop use in soybean production.

If you are a North Central Region soybean farmer or CCA/Agronomist advising soybean farmers, they are looking for your input on cover crop use in soybean systems.

You can access the surveys online via the following links:
Soybean Farmer Survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BGTMJ2S
Soybean CCA/Agronomist Survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5PDV788

Please note:
– The surveys should take less than 10 minutes to complete.
–  Your answers will remain anonymous.
– This survey is intended for soybean growers.
– For the purposes of these surveys, a cover crop refers to any crops intentionally planted between traditional spring/summer crop production periods.

The MCCC was started in 2006 and consists of representatives in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada.  Their website contains great resources to learn more about many varieties of cover crops: www.mccc.msu.edu.

-Carol Brown

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