Soil is a living and life-giving substance, without which we would perish.
As world population and food production demands rise, keeping our soil healthy and productive is of paramount importance. So much so that we believe improving the health of our Nation’s soil is one of the most important endeavors of our time.
By focusing more attention on soil health and by educating our customers and the public about the positive impact healthy soils can have on productivity and conservation, we can help our Nation’s farmers and ranchers feed the world more profitably and sustainably – now and for generations to come.
The resources on this soil health section of our site are designed to help visitors understand the basics and benefits of soil health – and to learn about Soil Health Management Systems from farmers who are using those systems.
So whether you’re a farmer, a researcher, a conservationist or an interested citizen, the information on this site will help you “Unlock the Secrets in the Soil.
The Cover Crop Economics Tool is a user-friendly economic assessment tool to assess the costs and benefits of incorporating cover crops into a crop rotation. The tool assesses both the short term and long term expected costs and benefits. If you have any problems accessing the tool from this site, using the tool, or if you are interested in being added to an email list to be notified when updated versions of the tool are released, please contact Lauren Cartwright.
Cover Crop Economics Tool
Spreadsheet based economic assessment tool to assess the costs and benefits of incorporating cover crops into a crop rotation.
Are you a producer utilizing cover crops? Do you work with producers utilizing cover crops? This questionnaire is designed to capture information from producers utilizing cover crops. This information is utilized to develop Missouri-specific case studies and improve our understanding of the short term economics of cover crops. All individual responses will remain confidential. If you are interested in providing information about your experiences please complete the questionnaire. Return instructions are provided at the top of the questionnaire.