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The Continuous Living Cover Manual was produced by Green Lands Blue Waters with support from a North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Professional Development Grant (NCR-SARE PDP).

 

 

You are welcome to reproduce whole PDFs or any part of these document(s) for educational purposes.  Please credit either the original source or Green Lands Blue Waters and NCR-SARE.

Additional Recommended Documents

 

Continuous Living Cover Manual:

Cover Page

 

Acknowledgements

 

Introduction

 

Continuous Living Cover Practices

 

Tools of the Trade

 

Prevent Gully Erosion

 

Agroforestry

 

Biomass

 

Cover Crops

 

Perennial Forage in the Crop Rotation

 

Integrating Livestock

 

Placement of Continuous Living Cover

 

Stacking Continuous Living Cover Strategies

 

EQIP, CSP, and CLC

 

Cultivating Leadership

 

Farmer Profile Library

 

Continuous Living Cover Funding Opportunities

 

Bibliography

 

 

 

 

Additional documents are recommended as supplements to the Manual, and are included here as links.  You can download, print, and use these documents as handouts, but please credit the source.

 

Additional Documents

 

Long-Term Effects of Crop Management: Yield

 2 pg PDF, 497 kb

Long-Term Effects of Crop Management: Soil Quality

 2 pg PDF, 439 kb

Long-Term Effects of Crop Management: Profitability

 2 pg PDF, 418 kb

Small Changes, Big Impacts: Prairie Conservation STRIPS

 4 pg PDF, 4.3 Mb

One-Page Infographic on STRIPS

 1 pg PDF, 170 kb

The Cost of Prairie Conservation STRIPS

 2 pg PDF, 137 kb

Practices to Improve Water Quality

 2 pg, PDF, 1.7 Mb

Energy and Economic Returns by Crop Rotation

 8 pg PDF, 577 kb

The Basics of Contract Grazing

 2 pg PDF, 568 kb

Evaluating Land Suitability for Grazing Cattle

 5 pg PDF, 808 kb

Pasture Rental and Lease Agreements

 3 pg PDF, 722 kb

Rates Charged for Contract Grazing Agreements

 3 pg PDF, 632 kb

Discovering Profits in Unlikely Places

 20 pg PDF, 4.0 Mb

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