July 1, 2020

Cover Crop Profitability

Utilizing cover crop treatments can have significant agronomic benefits for a farm. However, implementing this technology introduces additional costs. On this episode, Purdue agricultural economists Brady Brewer and Ph.D. student, Megan Hughes, evaluate the relationship between applied nitrogen and corn yield, and how this relationship is impacted by introducing three different species of cover crops: annual ryegrass, cereal rye, and an oat/radish blend.

The article referenced in this episode can be found at https://purdue.ag/covercropprofit.




Carbon Markets for U.S. Row Crop Producers: Opportunities and Challenges

June 24, 2021

Recorded June 24 | Purdue ag economists Carson Reeling, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert discussed the opportunities and challenges of the carbon markets for row crop producers.


Cover Crop Decision Making Tool

December 11, 2020

This spreadsheet can be used to examine whether it is beneficial to use a cover crop. When evaluating cover crop use, we typically compare the potential improvement in crop yields, and fertilizer and other cost savings to the cover crop seed cost, the planting costs and potential termination costs for the cover crop.


Farmer Adoption of Enhanced Conservation

October 28, 2020

What are and what drives the adoption of “enhanced conservation practices” on the farm? In this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, Purdue agricultural economists Allan Gray and Brady Brewer discuss their recent research that examines the adoption practices of enhanced conservation practices.



Commodity Classic 2024

The Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture will present a Learning Center Session on Thursday, February 29 entitled Positioning Your Farm for Long-Term Success during Commodity Classic in Houston, Texas.

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