Project News

April 6th. Join us for the 8th Annual Cropping Systems Symposium on April 6th from 12:20 - 4 pm at ASI, University Park Campus. Our topic for this year is "Factors that Influence Farms to Adopt (or not) Soil and Water Conservation Practices”. We will have J. Arbuckle from Iowa State as our keynote speaker, a panel discussion (from 1:30 - 3 in 107 ASI) and a poster session which will feature research on the cover crop cocktail's and other sustainable cropping systems projects.  Hope to see you there!


February 2018. Join us at the next PASA (Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture) conference for an afternoon of discussion on cover crop mixtures! Check out this page for more information and to register to PASA's annual winter conference.


December 2017. Check out our new Fall 2017 newsletter here


May 2017. Check out the article about our research on the Newsletter of the Crop Science Society of America where some of the researchers on the project talk about how different species in a cover crop mixture perform when they are grown together. You can also access the abstract of paper published on the Agronomy Journal here


May 2017. Check out our spring newsletter for the latest news on the project


October 2016. A field day was hosted at Charvin Organic Farm in October 2016. Charvin Farm is one of the 8 collaborator farms on the CCC project. In each farm we are testing a standard 5 species mix and a "farm-tuned" 5 species mix, which is designed by each farmer based on his/her knowledge of their fields and climatic conditions. Check out the article about the field day by Extension Specialist Liz Bosak here.