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Cover Crop Concerns 
Cover crops can be an effective tool in a weed management program, but there are concerns. Researchers with UTIA address those concerns here.


 

Recent Publications

Investment Analysis of Long-Term Cover Crops and Tillage Systems on Cotton Production.  Boyer, C., D. M. Lambert, J. A. Larson, and D. D. Tyler.  2017.  Selected Paper prepared for presentation at the 2017 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association An, Chicago, Illinois, July 30-August 1, 2017.

Economic Impacts of Producing Renewable Aviation Fuel from Cover Crops: A Case Study Using Pennycress as the Feedstock English, B. C., E. L. Markel, R. J. Menard, and C. M. Hellwinckel.  2017.  Expert Opinion of Environmental Biology, 6:4 DOI: 10.4172/2325-9655-C1-017.

An assessment of the effectiveness of winter wheat cover crops for nutrient load reduction in the Red and Obion River watersheds.  Hawkins, S. A.  2016.  Proceedings of the 2016 Tennessee Water Resources Symposium.

An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Winter Wheat Cover Crops for Nutrient Load Reduction in Tennessee (USA) Watersheds Dominated by Row Crop Agriculture.  Hawkins, S. A., and H. McClellan.  2016.  China-US Joint Workshop–Environmental Remediation and Watershed Restoration, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China.

Profitability of Winter Cover Crops and No-Tillage from a Long-Term Experiment.  Larson, J. A., C. Boyer, X. Zhou, and D. D. Tyler.  2016.  oint Western Agricultural Economics Association and Canadian Agricultural Economics Society Annual M, Victoria, BC. June 21-24, 2016.

Utilizing rainwater harvesting, surface mulches, row covers, and cover crops for organic vegetables in high tunnels.  Leib, B. G., D. M. Butler, M. Zheng, D. Muchoki, T. Grant, and W. C. Wright.  2016.  Abstract and Presentation at China-US Center for Soil Productivity and Environmental Conservation, Shenyang, China, October 25, 2016.

Energy conservation for organic high tunnel production through rain water utilization, ventilation management, soil mulches and cover crops.  Leib, B. G., D. M. Butler, M. Zheng, M. Muchoki, T. Grant, and W. C. Wright.  2016.  Abstract and Presentation at Soil & Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, July 24-27, 2016.

Utilizing cover crops to improve sustainability of conventional weed management programs.  Montgomery, G.  2016.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Evaluating the use of Fall Applied Herbicides for Controlling Italian ryegrass in Cover Crops.  Montgomery, G. B.  2016.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Increasing water use efficiency/drought tolerance and yields with cover crops.  Raper, T. B.  2016.  Mid America Farmer Grower 1 April 2016.

Increasing water use efficiency/drought tolerance and yield with cover crops.  Raper, T. B.  2016.  Growing Tennessee 25 Mar 2016.

A few thoughts on incorporating/managing cover crops.  Raper, T. B.  2016.  Growing Tennessee 23 Mar 2016.