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.




Cover Crops and Farm Profitability in Central Indiana

May 1, 2020

The addition of cover crops to a farm’s agricultural system can have significant impacts on the bottom line of the business.  Despite strong agronomic evidence of the positive impact cover crops have on soil health, farmers are often hesitant to adopt cover crops.


Cover Crops: Agronomic, Economic, and Environmental Considerations

January 15, 2020

Top Farmer 2020 slidedeck presentation by Shalamar Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Agronomy, Purdue University and Nathanael Thompson, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University. An update on research that evaluates the agronomic, economic, and environmental impacts of using cover crops in Corn Belt corn-soybean rotations.


Managing Risk: A Conversation with Scott Farms

September 14, 2017

Scott Farms is a diversified crop farm. Operators include Brian, John, and Robert. Crops produced include corn, waxy corn, popcorn, soybeans, and seed soybeans.



August Crop Production Report Panel Webinar

August 12, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. EDT | Join us for a free panel discussion immediately following release of USDA’s August Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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