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Information Brochures and Flyers

Cover Crops in Corn - A Guide for Corn Producers (PDF; 4.7 MB) NRCS, Big Flats PMC, Cornell University, and Finger Lakes RC&D Council 2007. NRCS, Big Flats PMC. Corning, NY. second version, 11/07. 2p. (ID# 7690).

Cover crops for conservation tillage (PDF; 2 MB) Surrency, D. and C.M. Owsley 1999. USDA-NRCS Jimmy Carter Plant Materials Center. Americus, GA. Aug 1999. 3p. (ID# 3022).

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Plant Fact Sheets

Oilseed Radish Fact Sheet (PDF; 121 KB) Jacobs, A. 2013. Booneville, Arkansas. May 2013. 2p. (ID# 11827).

Hairy Vetch Plant Fact Sheet (PDF; 181 KB) Owsley, M. and R. Garner 2011. PM Website. Feb 2011. 2p. (ID# 10203).

Bur oak Quercus macrocarpa Michx. (PDF; 100 KB) Scianna, J.D. 2009. Bridger PMC. PLANTS. 2009. 2p. (ID# 9084).

Plant Fact Sheet: Crimson Clover (PDF; 93 KB) Owsley, M. and R. Garner 2009. National PM Homepage. Wash Dc. May 2009. 2p. (ID# 8595).

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Plant Guides

Buckwheat Plant Guide (PDF; 625 KB) Pavek, P. 2014. PLANTS. Pullman, WA. September 2014. 5p. (ID# 12350).

Bur Clover (Medicago polymorpha): Plant Guide (PDF; 383 KB) Clark, S. 2014. Corning, New York. March 2014. 9p. (ID# 12141).

Canavalia ensiformis Plant Guide (PDF; 245 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. Jan 2014. 4p. (ID# 12113).

Echinochloa esculenta Plant Guide (PDF; 155 KB) Sheahan, C 2014. Cape May, NJ. 2014. 3p. (ID# 12353).

Pennisetum glaucum Plant Guide (PDF; 186 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. 2014. 4p. (ID# 12354).

Plant Guide: Black Oat (Avena strigosa) (PDF; 281 KB) Dial, H. 2014. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. May 2014. 5p. (ID# 12166).

Sesamum orientale (PDF; 191 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, 2014. 2014. 3p. (ID# 12356).

Sesbania herbacea Plant Guide (PDF; 195 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. Feb 2014. 4p. (ID# 12115).

Setaria italica (PDF; 146 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. 2014. 4p. (ID# 12355).

Urochloa ramosa Plant Guide (PDF; 167 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. August, 2014. 3p. (ID# 12320).

White Lupine (Lupinus albus L.): Plant Guide (PDF; 298 KB) Shawnna Clark 2014. Big Flats, New York. September 2014. 6p. (ID# 12325).

Cajanus cajan Plant Guide (PDF; 506 KB) Sheahan, C. 2013. Cape May Courthouse, NJ. February 2013. 4p. (ID# 11705).

Crotalaria juncea Plant Guide (PDF; 199 KB) Sheahan, C. 2013. Cape May Courthouse, NJ. February 2013. 4p. (ID# 11706).

Lablab purpureus Plant Guide (PDF; 306 KB) Sheahan, C. 2013. Cape May Courthouse, NJ. February 2013. 3p. (ID# 11707).

Oilseed Radish Plant Guide (PDF; 205 KB) Jacobs, A. 2013. PLANTS database. Booneville, Arkansas. 5p. (ID# 11828).

Plant Guide: Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) (PDF; 1 MB) Dial, H. 2013. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. February 2013. 5p. (ID# 11583).

Plant guide for crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum) (PDF; 326 KB) Young-Mathews, A. 2013. USDA NRCS Corvallis Plant Materials Center. Corvallis, OR. February 2013. 6p. (ID# 11726).

Vigna unguiculata Plant Guide (PDF; 88 KB) Sheahan, C. 2013. Cape May, NJ. 2013. 3p. (ID# 11930).

Pea Plant Guide (PDF; 330 KB) Pavek, P. 2012. PLANTS database. Pullman WA. 2012. 6p. (ID# 11190).

Plant guide for field mustard (Brassica rapa var. rapa) (PDF; 691 KB) Young-Mathews, A. 2012. USDA NRCS Corvallis Plant Materials Center. Corvallis, OR. August 2012. 5p. (ID# 11337).

Camelina sativa Plant Guide (PDF; 328 KB) Fleenor, R. 2011. USDA NRCS WA Plant Materials Program. (ID# 10681).

Plant Guide: Chrysopogon zizanioides ('SUNSHINE' Vetivergrass) (PDF; 123 KB) Joy, R.J. 2009. USDA/ NRCS PIA. Honolulu, Hawaii. May 2009. 6p. (ID# 9015).

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Miscellaneous Popular Articles

Winter Forage Cover Crop Trials (PDF; 33 KB) Munda, B., T.C. Knowles, A. Meen, V. Wakimoto, and B. Worthy 1998. University of Arizona Forage and Grain Agricultural Report. Tucson, AZ. AZ-1059. 5p. (ID# 1973).

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Major Publications

A Comprehensive Guide of Cover Crop Species Used in the Northeast United States (PDF; 804 KB) Clark, S. 2011. Big Flats Plant Materials Center. Corning, New York. Sept 21, 2011. 45p. (ID# 10645).

Cover Crops for the Southeast (PDF; 1.9 MB) Surrency, D., C.M. Owsley, et al 2000. Georgia Plant material program NRCS. Athens, GA. May 2000. 37p. (ID# 3011).

'TROPIC LALO' Paspalum, Paspalum hieronymii Hack. (PDF; 916 KB) Joy, R.J.; Rotar P.P. 1984. University of Hawaii, CTAHR; USDA/ NRCS Hawaii. Honolulu, Hawaii. July 1984. 7p. (ID# 1399).

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Release Brochures

'Aroostook' Cereal Rye (Secale cereale) Release Brochure (PDF; 299 KB) Big Flats Plant Materials Center Staff 2015. Corning, NY. March 2015. 3p. (ID# 12509).

Conservation Plant Release: 'Seco' Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) (PDF; 312 KB) Dial, H. 2014. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. May 2014. 2p. (ID# 12167).

'Lana' Woollypod Vetch Release Brochure (PDF; 261 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2012. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. September 2012. 2p. (ID# 11381).

'Zorro' Annual Fescue Release Brochure (PDF; 233 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2012. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. June 2012. 2p. (ID# 11064).

Release Brochure AU EarlyCover Hairy Vetch (PDF; 254 KB) Owsley, M. 2012. PM Website. June 2012. 2p. (ID# 11075).

Release Brochure AU Sunup Crimson Clover (PDF; 227 KB) Owsley, M. 2012. PM Website. June 2012. 2p. (ID# 11076).

AU GroundCover Caley Pea Brochure (PDF; 572 KB) Owsley, M. 2009. Georgia NRCS State office Homepage--PMC Section. Athens, Georgia. Jan 2009. 2p. (ID# 8426).

AU Sunrise Crimson Clover-Brochure (PDF; 290 KB) Owsley, M. 2009. NRCS National PM Homepage. Wash DC. March 2009. 2p. (ID# 8431).

PIA Conservation Plant Release: 'TROPIC SUN' Sunn Hemp (Crotalaria juncea) (PDF; 224 KB) Sakamoto, G.S.; Joy, R.J.; Lau, J. 2009. USDA/ NRCS PIA Hoolehua PMC. Hoolehua, Hawaii. March 2009. 2p. (ID# 8433).

Release Brochure: Bridger-Select Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) (PDF; 766 KB) Scianna, J., M.E. Majerus, and L.K. Holzworth 2000. USDA-NRCS Bridger Plant Materials Center Staff. Bridger, MT. 2p. (ID# 2604).

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Refereed Journal Articles

'Windbreaker' Cultivar Big Sacaton a Foundation Class of Certified Seed (PDF; 891 KB) Goodson, D.G., G.A. Fenchel, and D.R. Dreesen 2012. Los Lunas Plant Materials Center, Los Lunas, NM. Madison, WI. Native Plants Journal, 13, 1, Spring 2012. 8p. (ID# 10940).

Dehydropyrrolizidine Alkaloids, Including Monoesters with an Unusual Esterifying Acid, from Cultivated Crotalaria juncea (Sunn Hemp cv. 'Tropic Sun') (PDF; 330 KB) Colegate, S.M.; D.R. Gardner; Joy, R.J.; Betz, J.M.; Panter, K.E. 2012. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Logan, Utah. March 2012. 10p. (ID# 11078).

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Final Study Report

Corn/Cover Crop Interseeding Trial (PDF; 669 KB) Tilley, D. and M. Winger 2015. IDPMC. Aberdeen, ID. 2/24/15. 5p. (ID# 12526).

Evaluation of Drought Tolerant Cover Crops for California's Central Valley (PDF; 665 KB) Margaret Smither-Kopperl and Shirley Alvarez 2015. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. February 10, 2015. 7p. (ID# 12523).

Summer Cover Crop Species Adapted to North-Central West Texas and Southwestern Oklahoma (PDF; 265 KB) Carr, B. 2015. USDA-NRCS James E. "Bud" Smith Plant Materials Center. Knox City, TX. February 2015. 7p. (ID# 12573).

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Published Symposium Proceedings

Diverse Cover Crop Mixes for good soil health (PDF; 59 KB) Salon, P. 2012. Empire State Fruit and Vegetable Expo. Syracuse, NY. January 24 - 26, 2012. 9p. (ID# 11419).

Agroforestry Workshop: Windbreaks for Agroforestry (PDF; 460 KB) Joy, R.J. 2006. USDA/ NRCS PIA. Honolulu, HI. May 2006. 9p. (ID# 6712).

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Technical Notes

PIA Plant Materials Technical Note 3: Understanding Pure Live Seed (PLS) (PDF; 51 KB) Duvauchelle, D.P. 2014. USDA/ NRCS PIA Hoolehua PMC. Hoolehua, Hawaii. September 2014. 3p. (ID# 12338).

LAPMC Tech Note 6 Plant Materials for Field Borders (PDF; 103 KB) Houck, M. 2007. Louisiana PM Program. Alexandria, LA. January 2007. 2p. (ID# 7253).

LAPMC Tech Note 7 Plant Materials for Filter Strips (PDF; 50 KB) Houck, M. 2007. Louisiana PM Program. Alexandria, LA. April 2007. 2p. (ID# 7517).

PIA Plant Materials Technical Note 10: Understanding Inoculants (PDF; 51 KB) Duvauchelle, D.P. 2014. USDA/ NRCS PIA Hoolehua PMC. Hoolehua, Hawaii. September 2014. 4p. (ID# 12340).

LAPMC Tech Note 13 PLANNING SITE AND SEEDBED PREPARATION FOR CROPLAND CONVERSION TO NATIVE SPECIES (PDF; 54 KB) Houck, M. 2009. Alexandria, LA. August 2009. 5p. (ID# 9047).

Technical Note 18: Cover Crop Resources and Seed Vendors for Oregon and Washington (PDF; 198 KB) Young-Matthews, A. and P. Pavek 2014. ORPMC. Portland, OR and Spokane, WA. August 2014. 12p. (ID# 12349).

Technical Note 19: An early developing hairy vetch for cover crop use (PDF; 158 KB) Owsley, C.M., M. Kirkland, and S. Roach 1994. USDA-NRCS Jimmy Carter Plant Materials Center. Americus, GA. GA-TN19, Sept. 1994. 3p. (ID# 2300).

LAPMC Tech Note 20 'Tropic Sun' sunn hemp for cover crop use during the sugarcane fallow period (PDF; 117 KB) Houck, M. 2011. GMPMC. Alexandria, LA. Tech Note 20. 3p. (ID# 10579).

Technical Note 20: New cool season annual legume for use in conservation tillage (PDF; 164 KB) Owsley, C.M., M. Kirkland, and S. Roach 1994. USDA-NRCS Jimmy Carter Plant Materials Center. Americus, GA. GA-TN20, Sept. 1994. 3p. (ID# 2301).

Technical Note 24: Evaluation of Cover Crops and Planting Dates for Irrigated Rotations in Central Washington (PDF; 1.1 MB) Pavek, P. and A. McGuire 2014. WAPMC. Spokane, WA. August 2014. 16p. (ID# 12351).

Technical Note 25: Evaluation of Cover Crops and Planting Dates for Dryland Rotations in Eastern Washington (PDF; 1.1 MB) Pavek, P. 2014. WAPMC. Spokane, WA. August 2014. 14p. (ID# 12352).

Technical Note 41: Cover Crop Resources and Seed Vendors for Oregon and Washington (PDF; 464 KB) Young-Mathews, A., and P. Pavek 2014. USDA NRCS Corvallis Plant Materials Center and Pullman Plant Materials Center. Portland, OR and Spokane, WA. 2014. 10p. (ID# 12333).

Seeding Rates for Conservation Species (PDF; 469 KB) Majerus, M., J. Scianna, and J. Jacobs 2013. Bridger PMC. Bozeman, MT. MT-46 (rev. 4). 12p. (ID# 12046).

Technical Note 48: Organic processing tomatoes in Yolo County: Moving Towards Sustainability (PDF; 38 KB) Lee, J., Woodland Field Office staff, and D. Dyer 1997. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. CA-TN48, Jan. 1997. 10p. (ID# 1596).

Cover Crops for Green Manure in the Great Basin (PDF; 1.2 MB) Eldredge, E.P. 2012. Great Basin Plant Materials Center. Reno, Nevada. TN 55. 12p. (ID# 10965).

Technical Note 60: Review of Information Manual "Riparian Vegetation Management for Pierces Disease in North Coast California Vineyards (PDF; 901 KB) Dyer, D. and North Coast Pierce Disease Task Force Staff 2001. USDA-NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. TN-60. 46p. (ID# 503).

Stretchberry Forestiera pubescens: A Shrub for Potential Conservation Applications in Montana and Wyoming (PDF; 156 KB) Scianna, J.D. and R. Hybner 2009. Bridger PMC. Bozeman, MT. 2009. 4p. (ID# 9085).

Radish: An Introduced Cover Crop for Use in Montana and Wyoming (PDF; 237 KB) Hybner, R. 2015. Bridger PMC. Bridger, MT. 6p. (ID# 12456).

Technical Note 22: The Potential for Legume Cover Crops in Washington Apple Orchards (PDF; 987 KB) Pavek, P. and D. Granatstein 2014. WAPMC. Pullman. Mar 2014. 35p. (ID# 12149).

Peas: An Introduced Legume for Conservation Use in Montana and Wyoming (PDF; 551 KB) Hybner, R. 2014. BPMC. Bridger, MT. MT-TN 96. 6p. (ID# 12101).

Big Bluestem Varieties for Minnesota Fact Sheet (PDF; 604 KB) Bismarck Plant Materials Center 2014. USDA NRCS Plant Materials Center. Bismarck, ND. July 2014. 2p. (ID# 12315).

Evaluation of Perennial Grasses Used in Cross Wind Trap Strips in Eastern Idaho (PDF; 1.5 MB) St. John, L., J.H. Johnson, C. Ball, D. Tilley, and M. Winger 2014. Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. Aberdeen, Idaho. January 21, 2014. 8p. (ID# 12073).

Summer Cover Crop Species Adapted to North-Central West Texas and Southwestern Oklahoma (PDF; 2.9 MB) Carr, B. 2014. USDA-NRCS James E. "Bud" Smith Plant Materials Center. Knox City, TX. January 2014. 21p. (ID# 12146).

Hybrid Wheatgrass Elymus hoffmannii: Introduced Grasses for Conservation Use in Montana and Wyoming (PDF; 335 KB) Roger Hybner, Loren St. John, Harold Steppuhn 2014. Bridger PMC. Bridger, MT. MT-101. 6p. (ID# 12311).

TN-Agronomy-11-2-AZ, Nutrient Management (PDF; 79 KB) Munda, B. and A. Meen 2011. Arizona eFOTG. Tucson Arizona. September 2011. 6p. (ID# 10492).

TN-Agronomy-11-1-AZ, Crop Tolerance and Yield Potential of Selected Crops as Influenced by Irrigation Water Salinity (Ecw) or Soil Salinity (Ece) (PDF; 101 KB) Munda, B. and A. Meen 2011. Arizona NRCS, eFOTG. Tucson, Arizona. June 2011. 4p. (ID# 10485).

Cover Crop Resources: A literature Review (PDF; 557 KB) Clark, S. 2011. Big Flats Plant Materials Center. Corning, New York. Sept 21, 2011. 25p. (ID# 10646).

Cover Crops (PDF; 549 KB) Winger, M., D. Ogle, L. St. John, and M. Stannard 2010. USDA NRCS. Boise, Idaho. TN56, October 2010. 9p. (ID# 10095).

TN-PM-5-2-AZ, Herbaceous Wind Barriers for Irrigated Lands in Arizona (PDF; 36 KB) Munda, B., D. Walther, and J. Briggs 2005. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. June 2005. 3p. (ID# 6893).

Cover Crops for Conservation Tilled Cotton (PDF; 119 KB) Douglas, J.L., W.J. Jackson, and J. Parkman 2004. Jamie L. Whitten PMC. Coffeeville, MS. December 2003. 2p. (ID# 5746).

COVER CROPS FOR NO-TILL COTTON (PDF; 119 KB) Douglas, J.L., W.J. Jackson, and J. Parkman 2004. Jamie L. Whitten PMC. Coffeeville, MS. December 2003. 2p. (ID# 5475).

Technical Note (UH-CTAHR): Cover crops for orchards in Hawaii (PDF; 1.9 MB) Evans, D.O.; Joy, R.J.; Chia, C.L. 1988. University of Hawaii, CTAHR; USDA/ NRCS Hawaii. Honolulu, Hawaii. August 1988. 16p. (ID# 806).

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Other Publication Types

CSP covercrop on farm demonstration project (PDF; 24 KB) Salon, P. 2007. Conservation Security Program Project for the 2007 enhancement program submitted for national review within NRCS to qualify for pilot project for on farm demonstrations. Syracuse, NY. 2007. 4p. (ID# 7529).

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