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If you have been growing cover crops for several years and would like to share your system/insight with the “world” we would like to consider featuring you and your work in the upcoming new edition of  Managing Cover Crops Profitably” that was issued in 1997.

Here is the document on line:

Please review this if you think you would like to participate as an organic grower and one who uses cover crops intensely in your system(s).

Please let me know if you would like to be featured so we can connect all the dots so it can happen.


For those who would like to know a little more about cover crops or need some guidance on including cover crops in your system this is an excellent resource (the pdf link above).



Vicki Morrone

Organic Vegetable and Crop Specialist

C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems

CARRS Departent of Community, Agriclture, Recreation and Resource Studies

303 Natural Resources Bldg

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824-1222

Phone: 517-353-3542

Cell: 517-282-3557

FAX 517-353-3834

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Don’t forget! A carrot a day may keep the doctor away but an ORGANIC carrot a day, grown locally will taste good, support your farmer neighbor AND may keep the doctor away!!!



Date:         Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:13:19 -0500
From:         Andy Clark <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [SARE-PDP] SAN seeks cover crop experts and reviewers

SARE colleagues:
We are planning to revise the SAN book, "Managing Cover Crops Profitably." This will involve fact-checking existing information and adding new knowledge gained since we researched the book in 1996-1997. See the complete book online at
I am seeking cover crop experts in your state. Please forward this message and/or reply to me with contact information for anyone (researchers, Extension/educators, and/or farmers) who fit the bill. Please send replies directly to me ([log in to unmask]).
1) Cover crop experts. We plan to list cover crop experts in the appendix. See Appendix F, pp. 173-179 in the second edition. Experts should be willing to respond to calls or e-mails about cover crops. We will not list anyone without their permission.
2) Innovative farmers. Do you know or work with an innovative farmer or rancher whom we might profile in the book?
3) Reviewers. We need several researchers, educators and farmers to review and fact-check every cover crop chapter. You will have ample time until late summer to review and fact check. The chapters are short -- 4-9 pages -- so the time commitment to review one or two cover crop species is not great. Reviewers will receive a complimentary copy of the finished book.
Please see the list of cover crop species below and indicate what cover crops you or your recommended expert might review. Please include contact information!
________    I would like to be listed as an expert in the book. (SAN will be back in touch about your listing).
________    A really great farmer to profile:  _______________________________________________
________    I can review chapters on the following cover crop species:
Annual Ryegrass
Cereal Rye
Winter wheat
Sorghum Sudangrass

BRASSICAS (we plan to add a this chapter)

Berseem Clover
Crimson Clover
Field Peas
Hairy Vetch
Red Clover
Subterranean Clover
White Clover
Woolypod Vetch

Thanks. Please send replies directly to me ([log in to unmask]).

Andy Clark, Ph.D.
Sustainable Agriculture Network
10300 Baltimore Ave.
Bldg. 046 BARC-WEST
Beltsville, MD  20705-2350
PH: 301-504-6425
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