Cover Crops

Cover crops are an important practice for the health of the Chesapeake Bay and the productivity of Maryland's farmland. Farmers participate in Maryland's Cover Crop program in an effort to improve soil health and recycle unused nutrients.
  • Cover crops being planted into harvested corn field

    Maryland Department of Agriculture Cover Crop Program

  • Wye Research and Education Center Farm

    History of the UMD Wye Research and Education Center Cover Crop Program (pdf)

  • Harvesting corn

    Cover Crop Consulting

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