Site Summary

Farm Type: Poultry and cash crop

Crop: Soybean, sweet corn

Landscape: Undulating

Soil Type: Clay loam till

BMP treatment: Cover crop vs no cover crop

Monitoring: Surface and subsurface runoff

This project aims to quantify the impact of cover crops on water quality at the field scale. Cereal rye was planted in fall 2020, following soybean harvest, and a portion of the field was left without a cover crop. A T-shaped berm in the field separates the two treatments, each with its own tile and surface outlet. The cereal rye will be terminated in the spring ahead of sweet corn and the cover crop trial repeated in fall 2021.