Vermont

Ryegrass. Photo by Sarah Isbell.

Vermont State NECCC Contact

Heather Darby
Extension Professor: Agronomy Specialist
University of Vermont
278 S. Main Street
St. Albans, VT 05478
Email: heather.darby@uvm.edu
Phone: (802) 524-6501

University of Vermont Extension maintains an extensive website documenting current Vermont cover crop research, with a focus on cover crops in corn silage systems and in cereal grains, hops, and vegetables.

PDFs
Under Cover – Integrating Cover Crops into Silage Corn Systems, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: cover crop costs and benefits, selection, establishment timing and methods, and termination in silage corn systems
Cover crops: rye, triticale, oats, wheat, barley, annual ryegrass, red clover, white clover, alsike clover, hairy vetch, radish, mustard, mixes

2014 No Till and Cover Crop Symposium Proceedings, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: reduced tillage, interseeding, planting methods, cover crops as forage crops, mixes

2015 No Till and Cover Crop Symposium Proceedings, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: reduced tillage, planting green, interseeding, cultivar/species trials

Cover Cropping Costs and Benefits, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: cover crop costs and benefits, balance sheets
Cover crops: rye, ryegrass, triticale, mixes

Reduced Tillage and Cover Crops – Five Factors for Success, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: cover crops in reduced-tillage systems, equipment

2010 Cover Crop Planting Date x Seeding Rate Trial, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: planting dates and seeding rates
Cover crops: rye

2011 Cover Crop Planting Date x Seeding Rate Trial, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: planting dates and seeding rates
Cover crops: rye

2011 Cover Crop Planting Date Trial, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: planting dates
Cover crops: rye

2012 Cover Crop Planting Date x Seeding Rate Trial, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: planting dates and seeding rates
Cover crops: rye

2013 Cover Crop Planting Date x Seeding Rate Trial, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: planting dates and seeding rates
Cover crops: rye

2014 Late Summer Cover Crop Trial, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: cultivar/species trial, planting dates
Cover crops: annual ryegrass, oats, winter peas

2014 Early Fall Cover Crop Trial, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: cultivar/species trial, planting dates
Cover crops: annual ryegrass, triticale, oats, winter peas, vetch, radish, canola, mixes

Tips for Interseeding Cover Crops, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: interseeding equipment

2010 Cover Crop Termination Trial, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: termination methods, roller-crimping, reduced tillage
Cover crops: rye

2012 Cover Crop Termination and Reduced Tillage Trial, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: termination methods, roller-crimping, reduced tillage
Cover crops: rye

2014 Summer Cover Crop Mix, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: cultivar/species trials, summer cover crops
Cover crops: rye, ryegrass, oats, wheat, triticale, crimson clover, Ladino clover, hairy vetch, radish, rapeseed, mixes

2015 Cover Crop Mix in Corn Silage Trial, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: cultivar/species trials, cover crop mixes, summer cover crops interseeded into corn of varying days to maturity
Cover crops: rye, ryegrass, oats, wheat, triticale, sudangrass, millet, crimson clover, Ladino clover, yellow sweet clover, medium red clover, hairy vetch, sunn hemp, radish, rapeseed, sunflower, flax, chicory, buckwheat, mixes

2016 Cover Crop Mix in Corn Silage Trial, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: cultivar/species trials, cover crop mixes, summer cover crops interseeded into corn of varying days to maturity
Cover crops: rye, ryegrass, oats, triticale, clover, winter peas, radish, rapeseed, turnip, mixes

Links to external websites
Cover Crops and Green Manures, University of Vermont Extension
Topics: cover crops in vegetable rotations, cover crop benefits and strategies, interseeding
Cover crops: rye, oats, ryegrass, sudangrass, sorghum-sudangrass, Japanese millet, hairy vetch, red clover, white clover, sweetclover, field pea, cowpea, soybeans, alfalfa, radish, buckwheat, mixes