Producers who want to prevent soil erosion, improve nutrient cycling, sustain their soils, and protect the environment have been returning to a very old practice: planting cover crops.
This app is a convenient, handy resource based on the Midwest Cover Crop Field Guide. The app will help you effectively select, grow, and use cover crops in your farming systems.
The app covers many basics of cover crops, including ratings for different qualities like nitrogen source, nitrogen scavenger, soil builder, erosion preventer, weed fighter, and many more. The app also includes a handy pure live seed calculator to help you determine your seeding rates.
This app is free to download from the App Store, but requires an annual subscription to unlock all the content — available as an in-app purchase.
A subscription to the full version of the app costs $2.99 a year.
When you subscribe, you will be asked to create an account with Google Firebase, which will manage your subscription.
The practices described in this app will help growers throughout most of the North Central Region and Ontario, including Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, and Illinois.