Northeast Cover Crop Decision Support Tool Launched

The Northeast Cover Crops Council has launched an online Cover Crop Decision Support Tool that provides cover crop species recommendations based on grower USDA hardiness zone and cropping system specifics. The tool is based on the Midwest Cover Crop Council’s decision support tool but has been adapted for Northeast species and expanded. Northeast Cover Crops Council notes that “[d]ecision support tools are an excellent way to integrate the complexity of climate, soil, and management into recommendation systems.” The code for the tool is open source.