April 3, 2023

Cover Crop Economics in Cropping Systems with Kevin Elmy

Interested in cover crops but not sure how the finances work out? Join us on April 3rd to learn how to understand the power of cover crops for soil health and learn to dial in your cost of production. Western Canadian top cover crop expert, Kevin Elmy, will give us the lowdown on the economics of using cover crops in grain cropping systems. He’ll go over:

Cover crop functions and goals

Timing of seeding and termination

Short and long-term benefits and pitfalls to watch out for

Costs of seeding, applications, and termination

Projecting revenue and calculating cost per acre

Indirect benefits and ecosystem services

Matching your cover crop plan to your goals

Understanding functional plant groups

Different ways of cash cropping cover crops

Making management decisions

Case studies with cost/acre breakdowns for different rotations and types of cover crop