Champlain Valley Farmers Invited to Try Cover Crop Interseeding

The University of Vermont (UVM) Northwest Crop & Soils Team recently received a grant to work with farmers to adopt cover crop interseeding. They are seeking interested farmers in the Champlain Valley to try interseeding this season. Click HERE for more info and an Enrollment Form. 

Interseeding is a method of planting seeds in between rows of an established cash crop. Interseeding can also occur later in the season.

Cover crops can be interseeded with a variety of equipment options available through the UVM Interseeding Grant. 

Interseeding allows farmers to get cover crops in the ground earlier so they don’t have to worry about getting them planted and established in the fall. Interseeding also allows farmers the opportunity to plant a more diverse array of cover crops. Farmers all across Vermont have been rapidly adopting cover cropping to improve soil health, reduce erosion, and reap benefits associated with this practice.

For a more detailed look at interseeding, please refer to the UVM Extension Northwest Crop & Soils Program Publications which can be found on their webpage:   www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil/covercrops.

If you are interested in trying interseeding, please contact the UVM Extension Northwest Crop & Soil Team by phone at 802-524-6501 or email Heather Darby at heather.darby@uvm.edu or Jeff Sanders at jeffrey.sanders@uvm.edu. The team has both equipment and technical expertise available.