Buckeye Soil Solutions

“Based on the USDA 2012 Census of Agriculture, more than 133,000 farmers plant cover crops on almost 10.3 million acres..”

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SARE: Sustainable Agriculture Research and EducationCover Crops Continue to Boost Yields and Expand Acreage

A survey of more than 1,200 farmers across the country revealed that cover crops boosted corn yields last year by a mean of 3.66 bushels per acre (2.1 percent) and increased soybeans by an average of 2.19 bushels per acre (4.2 percent)—the third year in a row a yield increase following cover crops was recorded by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) Cover Crop Survey. The survey, conducted by CTIC with funding from USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), also registered a fifth year of steady increase in the average number of acres planted to cover crops. Average acres of cover crops per farm reported in the surveys have more than doubled over the past five years.Download the full survey report. (Reports from previous cover crop surveys are also online.)