No-Till Case Study, Bauer Farm: Cover Crop Cocktails on Former CRP Land

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By Susan Tallman ~ NCAT Agronomist

Published: November 2012

Updated: n/a



8 pages


The Bauer family in Bismarck, North Dakota, converted CRP land back to crop production. Their goal was to increase nutrient cycling and breakdown of old residue while maintaining the no-till benefits gained during the CRP period. To do this, they planted a low-carbon cover crop cocktail with no cool-season grasses. This publication relates the results of their experience.

Table of Contents

Converting CRP to Crop Production
Using a Cover Crop in Small Grain Production
2012 and Beyond
Further Resources

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