CAFF’s Cover Crop Decision Guides

CAFF’s Cover Crop Decision Guides

 

We’re excited to share two new resources for growers: our Cover Crop Decision Guide for Perennial Systems and Cover Crop Decision Guide for Annual Systems created in collaboration with the Freshwater Trust. These practical guides are designed to walk you through the process of selecting the right cover crop mix for your farm, from addressing issues such as soil compaction and pests, to providing benefits like adding nitrogen and attracting pollinators. They also address risks and concerns you may have before deciding to plant and advice around getting your cover crop seed in the ground. Whether you are new to cover cropping or are looking to refine your system, these guides provide recommendations based on the management of both annual and perennial crops in California. Click here for our Decision Guide for Annual Cropping Systems, and here for our Decision Guide for Perennial Systems.