There are several disciplines looking into the science of cover crops at Michigan State University. This page is currently being developed to share some of the many research avenues exploring cover crops, so please stay tuned for updates in the months to come. 

For a glimpse at some of the current work please view the 2015 Michigan Report for the Midwest Cover Crop Council (please note that this list is not all inclusive).

Primary categories of cover crop research at MSU

  • Commodity specific
  • Cover crop management
  • Forages/Feed
  • Pest/Disease management
  • Soil fertility
  • Soil science/health/biology