Apr 17, 2020
Survey to track US cover crop practices
How are you using cover crops? Researchers want to know.
The University of Idaho, Oregon State University and Boise State University are conducting a survey on behalf of the Western Cover Crops Council to improve understanding of cover crop use throughout the U.S. West, Guam, and Micronesia.
The survey about cover crops is meant to help improve outreach and inform cover crop incentive programs to better serve farmers. Specifically, the survey aims to include a range of perspectives from farmers and ranchers on the benefits and barriers related to cover crops and the effectiveness of policy incentives. The data collected from this SARE-funded study will guide the development of cover crop outreach and inform incentive programs.
The survey is being conducted with funding from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE).
This brief survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey is confidential, and your responses cannot be linked to you. Upon completion, participants will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of 10, $50 Amazon gift cards. Odds of winning are approximately 1 in 75.
“Whether you plant them now, planted them in the past or have not ever planted them – your perspective is important!” according to an email from Lauren Golden, a cover crop researcher and Ph.D. candidate. “Please take a few minutes and share your thoughts, experience, and expertise with us! It is only with help from farmers like you that we can understand how to best guide cover crop programs for the west.”