cover crop resources

Andy Clark, SAN Coordinator san at
Thu Aug 28 16:35:15 EDT 1997

The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) published a cover crop handbook 
called *Managing Cover Crops Profitably* (1992).  It is less useful for 
dryland than for humid region cover cropping, however.  It can be found 
on the Web at
Choose publications.  

If you can't use it for free from the Web,
Cost is $9.95, available by 
sending your check, or purchase order to:

     Sustainable Agriculture Publications
     Hills Building, Room 12
     University of Vermont
     Burlington, VT 05405-0082

Bulk discounts are available. Contact Merideth Simpson for information
about bulk discounts at (802) 656-0471 (calls only for information about
bulk discounts, please), or msimpson at

Other good cover crop information can be found at:

Excerpted from the Davis page:

UC SAREP Cover Crop
Resource Page 

UC SAREP Cover Crop Database

The UC SAREP Cover Crop Database includes over 5,000 items gleaned from
more than 600 separate sources, including journal articles, conference
proceedings, standard textbooks, unpublished data, and personal
communications from researchers and farmers. The information in the
database concerns the management and effects of more than 32 species of
plants usable as cover crops. More than 400 different cover crop images
are also available for viewing online. The database was developed with
funding from USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program
(SARE), the State of California's Water Resources Control Board, and the
California Energy Commission. 

Also, the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) at the 
National Agricultural Library has a bibliography called 
*Green Manures and Cover Crops*, also on the web at
Choose publications.

I second the recommendation to get the ATTRA publication.

Andy Clark, Ph.D.
SAN Coordinator
c/o AFSIC, Room 304
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD  20705-2351
PH:  301-504-6425
FAX: 301-504-6409
san at

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