SCap Program

There will be a webinar on February 11, 2016 on the findings and recommendations for the Corn Belt Farmers - webinar at

Media Release  - Save the Date Feburary 11, 2016

Sustainable - Corn - Crops, Climate, Culture and Change

This USDA funded project gathers data from 35 field sites and thousands of farmers in 9 Midwestern states, with the goal of creating a suite of practices for corn-based systems that:

  • retain and enhance soil organic matter and nutrient and carbon stocks.
  • reduce off-field nitrogen losses that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution.
  • better withstand droughts and floods.
  • ensure productivity under different climatic conditions.

Through the Extension and Education aspects of this project, we are working with farmers, teachers and students to connect them with project analyses and promote collaborative learning.


            2014 Annual National Conference - Website         

Heron Lake Watershed composed an article that describes the CSCAP Program activities for 2014. Please click here for the articleclick here for the article.                                


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  Cover Crop Information:

    Midwest Cover Crops Council  - Link to Cover Crop Tool

    Cover Crop Tool—Instructions - Website

    Cover Crop Tool - Instuctions - PDF

     Minnesota Cover Crops - PDF

     NRCS - Cover Crops - PDF







U2U Decision Dashboard.

This is the central hub of useful websites -  NOAA Temp and precip outlooks - 2 week, 1 month and 3 month.

Multiple drought monitoring sites, precipitation and crop moisture indexes.

Many weather/climate maps with precipitation, air temperatures, soil temperatures, soil moisture, growing degree days, corn plant stress days, etc.

Along with other decision support tools and resources - check it out!

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