A Purdue University agricultural economics professor is taking a closer look at the economics of planting cover cropping systems.
Wally Tyner says farmers tell him one of the biggest reasons they don’t adopt conservation practices is the lack of information about the return on investment.
Through a Conservation Innovation Grant from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Purdue University along with Farm Foundation, NFP are launching a three-year research program that compares farms that utilize cover crops and those that don’t. “We think we’ll be able to see if there is differences in yields,” he says. “See if there is differences in a dry year......(To continue reading and hear audio clip, click the link below):