SARE Ecosystem Services from Cover Crops fact sheet series

SARE’s Ecosystem Services from Cover Crops resources address the role of cover crops in nutrient management, erosion, infiltration, soil organic matter, supporting wildlife and beneficial insects, and carbon sequestration. They are available for use by educators, farmers and others interested in sharing information about the role of cover crops in protecting water quality.

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10 Ways Cover Crops Enhance Soil Health: SARE fact sheet

Learn about 10 key impacts of cover crops on soil health.

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Adoption of soil health systems (USDA Census of Agriculture)

Read this Progress Report: Adoption of Soil Health Systems Based on Data from the 2017 U.S. Census of Agriculture to learn about current trends in cover crop and no-till usage in the United States.

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What is sustainable agriculture

How do you make a farm or ranch more sustainable? There is no single answer, but SARE’s 8 episode “What is Sustainable Agriculture” animation series highlights some common practices farmers and ranchers across the country use to improve profitability, quality of life and environmental stewardship.

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Living Soil: A Documentary

Innovative farmers and soil health experts from throughout the U.S. reveal the importance of feeding and renewing out soils in this 60 minute documentary.

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Cover Crops and Carbon Sequestration

An overview of cover crop impacts on U.S. cropland carbon sequestration.

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