October 14-20, 2018 is Cover Crop Week in Iowa! As harvest continues (if the rain ever subsides), you will start seeing green in fields again. The green is actually cover crops, which are plants used in the off-season of cash crops planted to protect the soil in the vulnerable months of October through May.

We have created a video about cover crops to give you an overview of the use and benefits of cover crops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDBqx5Eurro.

We have also created a fact sheet about cover crops to learn more: