The Gardner Agriculture Policy Program, farmdoc and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) announce further updates to the Cover Crop Decision Support Tool introduced last October (farmdoc daily, October 1, 2020; February 4, 2021). This first-of-its-kind web tool to help Illinois farmers manage cover crops in their fields has been generously funded by the Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) and the Walton Family Foundation. The tool can be accessed for free at: https://covercrop.ncsa.illinois.edu/. This release updates the tool in two critical ways: (1) provides improved weather forecasting, especially for the critical spring season; and (2) improved estimates of Nitrogen loss reduction. Both updates are discussed in detail.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Oct 28 2021|