Cover crops Research

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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

Response of soil surface greenhouse gas fluxes to crop residue removal and cover crops under a corn-soybean rotation Wegner, B., K. Subedi, S. Singh, L. Lai, G. Abagandura, S. Kumar, S. Osborne, M. Lehman, and S. Jagadamma.  2018.  Journal of Environmental Quality.

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.

Effect of Different Cover Crop Species on Crop Production and Soil Health.  Chu, M.  2017.  M.S. Thesis, University of Tennessee. [Abstract]

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., and H. A. McClellan.  2017.  Proceedings of the 2017 Tennessee Water Resources Symposium.

Cover crops quick facts McClure, M. A., L. E. Steckel, T. B. Raper, V. R. Sykes, G. Montgomery, H. M. Kelly, S. D. Stewart, and J. T. Lee.  2017.  UT Extension, W 417.

Utilizing Glyphosate- and Dicamba-Tolerant Soybeans in a Wheat and Hairy Vetch Cover Crop Combination for Controlling Palmer amaranth.  Montogmery, G. B., M. A. McClure, R. M. Hayes, F. R. Walker, S. A. Senseman, and L. E. Steckel.  2017.  Weed Science. [Abstract]

Can cover crops hamper pest management Stewart, S. D.  2017.  Cotton Grower, March 1.

Pest management and cover crops Stewart, S. D.  2017.  MidAmerica Farmer Grower.

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.