Many growers have their own experience with cover crops both good and bad, whilst some have not used them at all.
There are many reasons cover crops can be grown, which in turn drives decisions on the species mix, seed rate, approach to drilling and destruction. With so many different approaches and options available it is impossible to undertake research to cover all eventualities.
This survey will identify the most popular cover crop options and when cover crops are and aren’t working.
This information can then be shared back to growers to help when making decisions on cover crops and inform the research BBRO wants to undertake as part of the Betasoils program.
With there being so many options and approaches with cover crops it is hugely important for BBRO to collect data that accurately represents all grower experiences to ensure we are generating data that is highly relevant to on farm practice. For this reason, it is important that both growers that use cover crops and those that don’t complete this survey.
Thank you for your time.
Applied Crop Scientist