Cover Crop Options for Hot and Humid Areas. Part 3: Suggested Cover Crops

Hot humid areas need especially large and frequent inputs of organic matter to maintain soil fertility, yet standard cover crop recommendations don’t always work in these locations. In this podcast drawn from his popular webinar, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Justin Duncan uses his own organic farming experience in Texas, discusses some particular cover crops (including some unfamiliar in the United States) that can be used build soil organic matter in hot and humid areas in USDA Hardiness Zones 8,9,10 and beyond.

The webinar was is a product of the Subtropical Organic Agriculture Research (SOAR) project, and is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2013-51106-20970.

Please call ATTRA with any and all of your sustainable agriculture questions at 800-346-9140 or e-mail us at Our two dozen specialists can help you with a vast array of topics, everything from farm planning to pest management, from produce to livestock, and soils to aquaculture.

You can get in touch with NCAT/ATTRA specialists and find our other extensive, and free, sustainable-agriculture publications, webinars, videos and other resources at NCAT/ATTRA’s website.

You also can stay in touch with NCAT at its Facebook page.

Be sure to check out NCAT’s SIFT (Small Intensive Farm Training) Farm website.

Also check out NCAT’s Regional Offices’ websites and Facebook pages!

Southwest Regional Office: Website / Facebook

Western Regional Office: Website/ Facebook

Rocky Mountain West Regional Office: Facebook

Gulf States Regional Office: Website / Facebook

Southeast Regional Office: Website / Facebook

Northeast Regional Office: Website / Facebook