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Farmers share cover crop practices

Take a look at the 2015 cover crop survey of 1,248 farmers, conducted by CTIC (Conservation Technology Information Center) with funding support from USDA-SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) program and ASTA (American Seed Trade Association).

84% of these farmers planted some cover crops and 16% have not. The survey sheds light on farmers’ motivations for planting cover crops, their expectations of the benefits, users’ concerns about cover crops and barriers to adoption among non-users.

For the third year in a row, this survey charted an increase in the number of acres planted to cover crops by users—an average of 300 acres—and an overall increase in cover crop acreage. 

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