Resources for Farmers

In a typical year, 98% of corn and 89% of soybeans would have already been planted in Indiana. Extreme weather this Spring across the state has prevented farmers from enteringwet spring 2019 their fields. As of June 9, 2019, only 67% of Indiana corn acres and 42% of Indiana soybean acres have been planted. Some farmers who were able to get in their fields sooner have credited their adoption of soil health practices, for example, cover crops and no-till. CCSI (Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative) has compiled a comprehensive resource to get farmers the specific information they need. The official resources have been pulled from the USDA-RMA, Indiana NRCS, IDEM, Purdue University, the Midwest Cover Crops Council and more. Call the SWCD office with any questions, 812-254-4780 ext. 3, or visit this link for a list of resources:

http://ccsin.org/conservation-practices/prevented-planting-tools/