Cover Crop Uses for Small-Scale Producers

Tammy Howard, an NCAT agronomy specialist, spoke about how small-scale producers can use cover crops during an August 2014 farm tour at Terrapin Farms near Whitefish, Montana. The tour was part of a USDA RMA funded project and presented by NCAT and a number of partners.
Howard discussed various uses for cover crops, including fertility, weed, management, and increasing biomass. She also discussed crops rotation and termination. Videos of other parts of the project can be found at NCAT’s ATTRA website www.ncat.org.